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A Rejoinder to Ruhs


  • Matthew Cummins
  • Francisco Rodriguez


Our paper in this issue sets out to do a simple task: to empirically evaluate the hypothesis of an inverse relationship between the number of low-skilled migrant workers and their rights using existing cross-national data. In his reply, Martin Ruhs argues that our criticism is unconvincing because our data on numbers do not adequately capture the object of his hypothesis—which refers to the rights of persons admitted with the primary purpose of employment—and because our data on rights also capture other dimensions of the conditions of migrants.

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  • Matthew Cummins & Francisco Rodriguez, 2010. "A Rejoinder to Ruhs," Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 11(2), pages 311-314.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jhudca:v:11:y:2010:i:2:p:311-314
    DOI: 10.1080/00344891003696967

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