Border industrialization and labour mobility : a case of Burmese migrant workers in border area factories

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dc.contributor.author Kusakabe, Kyoko
dc.contributor.author Pearson, Ruth
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-30T20:00:53Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-30T20:00:53Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/44341
dc.description The table of contents for this item can be shared with the requester. The requester may then choose one chapter, up to 10% of the item, as per the Fair Dealing provision of the Canadian Copyright Act en
dc.description.abstract This paper explores how contradictory economic and migration policies in border industrial areas control the mobility of migrants, trapping women migrant workers, and creating ‘disposable’ workers who are not the responsibility of either sending or importing countries. The paper analyses some of the implications of current and future migration policy based on the situation of factory workers in the Thai border town of Mae Sot where up to 3.4 million Burmese workers are currently employed. The ambivalent policy of the Thai government allows feelings of threat and informal harassment of migrant workers to spread. en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (8 p.) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject BORDER TRAFFIC en
dc.subject LABOUR MOBILITY en
dc.subject HUMAN TRAFFICKING en
dc.subject WOMEN WORKERS en
dc.subject MIGRANT WORKERS en
dc.subject CIVIL RIGHTS en
dc.subject TEXTILE INDUSTRY en
dc.subject BURMA en
dc.subject THAILAND en
dc.subject MYANMAR en
dc.subject FAR EAST ASIA en
dc.subject REFUGEES en
dc.title Border industrialization and labour mobility : a case of Burmese migrant workers in border area factories en
dc.type Conference Paper en
idrc.project.number 103851
idrc.project.title Gender, Cross-border Migrant Workers and Citizenship : Case Study of the Burmese-Thai Border en
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idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
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