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‘Whether you go illegally or legally in the end it’s the same, you’re cheated’ - A study of formal and informal recruitment practices of Lao workers migrating to Thailand

The research presented in this report would not have been possible without the cooperation of numerous individuals, organisations, and companies. The research team is particularly indebted to the returned migrants and their families who have all sacrificed precious time in order to cooperate with the research. A similar expression of thanks goes out to representatives of the recruitment agencies, government officials at all levels and other stakeholders and key-informants that were interviewed. Lastly, the research team would like to express thanks to the participants in the Bangkok workshop and the Vientiane workshop who provided valuable comments on the early research findings and the first draft of the report.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Foreign workers in country
  • Informal migration for labor
  • Labor
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
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Version / Edition 2008
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Editors: Roy Huijsmans – Consultant (Durham University, United Kingdom) Kabmanivanh Phouxay – Lead Researcher (National University of Laos, LaoPDR)

Authors: Bounthavy Sosamphanh, Dexanourath Senedouangdeth, Kabmanivanh Phouxay, Kenchanh Sinsamphanh, Phouth Simmalavong, and Roy Huijsmans.

Research Team: Faculty of Social Sciences, National University of Laos: Associate Professor Mr Phouth Simmalavong – Supervisor Mrs Kabmanivanh Phouxay – Lead Researcher Mr Dexanourath Senedouangdeth – Researcher Mr Kenchanh Sinsamphanh – Researcher Mr Bounthavy Sosamphanh – Researcher Mr Boualamthong Ontavong – Research Secretary

Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare: Mr Thongdeng Singthilath – Consultant Ms Khanthala Lounglath – Research Assistant Ms Bouavanh Panyavong – Research Assistant

Author (individual) Sosamphanh, Bounthavy
Co-author (individual) Senedouangdeth, Dexanourath; Phouxay, Kabmanivanh; Sinsamphanh, Kenchanh; Simmalavong, Phouth; Huijsmans, Roy
Publication place Vientiane, Lao PDR
Publisher ILO
Publication date 2008
Pagination 66
Keywords Migrant recruitment
Date uploaded June 27, 2015, 00:41 (UTC)
Date modified September 16, 2020, 07:07 (UTC)