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Country Profiles Migration: Data - History - Politics

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The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) was founded in 1981 and comprises the following countries: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). As a collective term for all states represented in the Gulf Cooperation Council, the term GCC states or the term Gulf states are used in this policy brief.

Onn Winckler

Patterns of modern international labor migration

A large part of modern international migration can be traced back to political causes such as civil wars or wars between individual states. However, since the end of World War II, labor migration has reached enormous proportions and is now a major part of international (both legal and illegal) migration.

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The Arabian Gulf before the dawn of the petroleum age

Originally the region of the Arabian Gulf consisted of city-states, so-called Shaykhdomseach ruled by a ruling family. The current oil states of the Gulf region are an extension of these city-states, they are still ruled by the original ruling families.

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The effects of the rent-economy character of the GCC countries on the labor markets

Overall, there are five main characteristics that indicate how the pension economy is distorting labor markets in the GCC countries: the dependence of domestic workers on public sector employment opportunities, the extremely low participation rates, the low productivity rates, inadequate skill levels and skills, and the large number of domestic workers.

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Countries of origin of the foreign workers in the GCC countries

From the late 1940s to the early 1980s, during the first phase of the development process in the oil-producing GCC countries, the vast majority of the foreign workforce came from other Arab countries. After the end of the "oil decade", however, the Arab migrant workers were gradually replaced by Asian workers.

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The gender composition of the foreign population of the GCC countries

The shift from Arab to Asian workers has had an immense impact on the gender composition of the total population in the GCC countries, which is mainly due to the fact that Asian migrant workers tend to come to the Gulf region alone, i.e. without their family members. There is therefore a strong correlation between the percentage of Asian workers in the total foreign labor force and the percentage of women in the total foreign population.

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The "Arab Spring" and the labor markets of the GCC countries

The outbreak of the "Arab Spring" and its invasion of the Gulf region - mainly Bahrain and Oman - at the beginning of 2011 prompted the authorities of the GCC states, albeit not officially, to abandon their previous policy of nationalizing the workforce.

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Country Profile 25: Member States of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

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Here you will find official publications, publications of the United Nations, among others, books and essays and the sources for Figures 1-4 for Country Profile 25: "Member States of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)" by Onn Winckler.

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Immigration, Displacement and Asylum: Current Issues

A policy brief sets out complex relationships in the areas of immigration, flight and asylum as well as integration in a simple and clear manner. It offers a well-founded introduction to a specific topic by shedding light on the background and weighing different points of view scientifically and critically. It also contains references to further literature and internet references. This opens up the possibility of dealing with the subject in more detail. Our policy briefs appear up to 6 times a year.

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