Editorial: Foreign seasonal migrants in agriculture and COVID-19

Authors

  • Elli Heikkilä Migration Institute of Finland

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33182/ml.v17i5.1153

Keywords:

migration, seasonal migrants, COVID-19, collective insecurity

Abstract

Foreign seasonal migrants fill labour shortages in host countries if employers do not or cannot find available short-term labour from among the country’s own labour reserves. In reality, it is difficult to find seasonal workers from among the native population ready to work in the primary sector, making the sector highly dependent on a foreign workforce. Migration Letters as an international journal addresses the diversity of human migration and mobility, which includes a wide range of dynamic aspects affecting the modern world. The current fifth issue of volume 17 of the journal includes multi-sided content on the topic from papers around the world. It includes papers dealing with refugees, asylum seekers, displaced populations, migrant workers, job-education mismatch, the language proficiency of migrants, their personal networks and sex traffickers.

Published

2020-09-28

How to Cite

Heikkilä, E. (2020). Editorial: Foreign seasonal migrants in agriculture and COVID-19. Migration Letters, 17(5), 563-567. https://doi.org/10.33182/ml.v17i5.1153

Issue

Section

Editorial