Foreign Workers Policy in Israel

  • David Bartram


The discussion in the previous chapters allows us to approach the study of positive cases of labor migration with a fresh perspective. The question we will ask concerning labor migration to Israel is no longer simply: why did Israel import foreign labor? The question also becomes: why did Israel fail to follow another strategy for solving its labor supply problems? The relevance of this question is reinforced by the fact that many Israeli policymakers did not want foreign labor and held a clear preference for an alternative solution. The heart of the matter is that such a solution was not achievable, given certain features of the Israeli state.


Labor Migration Foreign Worker Construction Sector Labor Shortage Cheap Labor 
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© David Bartram 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Bartram
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of ReadingUK

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