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Guest Workers in the Underground Economy

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    Guest-worker programs have been providing rapidly growing economies with millions of temporary foreign workers over the last couple of decades. With the duration of stay strictly limited by program rules in most of the host countries and wages paid to guest workers often set at sub-market levels, many of the migrants choose to overstay and seek employment in the underground economy. This paper develops a general-equilibrium model that relates the flow of guest workers transiting to the underground economy to the rules of the program, enforcement measures of the host country and market conditions facing migrants at home and abroad.

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    Paper provided by Economics Section, The Graduate Institute of International Studies in its series IHEID Working Papers with number 15-2013.

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    Length: 39 pages
    Date of creation: 19 Dec 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:gii:giihei:heidwp15-2013

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    Keywords: Temporary migration; undocumented workers; underground economy;

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