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LSE Research Showcase Summer Series- Migrant labour exploitation, care and inequality with Dr Alpa Shah and Dr Jens Lerche
It took one of the world’s most draconian COVID-19 lockdowns in India in March 2020 to draw public attention not only to the plight but to the very existence of armies of vulnerable migrant workers – one hundred million people living and working hand-to-mouth in Dickensian conditions far away from their homes. But what is to be done to reform the systematic exploitation of migrant workers? Dr Alpa Shah and Dr Jens Lerche will discuss their ethnographic research into the hidden economies of care that support these workers and sustain the exploitative system, and why it is crucial in finding a political solution.

These 30 minute coffee-break sessions are open to the LSE community so that you can find out about some of the fascinating research taking place at LSE. Short talks will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions.

You can see details of the full Summer Term series (some on campus, some on Zoom) online: https://info.lse.ac.uk/staff/services/knowledge-exchange-and-impact/lse-research-showcase

Read more accessible stories about LSE research in our online research magazine, Research for the World: https://www.lse.ac.uk/research/research-for-the-world

Jun 9, 2022 11:00 AM in London

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