Rethinking labour migration: Covid-19, essential work, and systemic resilience

Many of the ‘essential workers’ during the Covid-19 pandemic are migrants, playing an important role for the continued functioning of basic services – notably health services, social care, and food supply chains. Bridget Anderson, Friedrich Poeschel and Martin Ruhs conduct advanced research where they argue that this role should be taken into account when assessing the impacts of migrant workers and in the design of labour migration and related public policies.