Towards a well-being approach in labour migration policy
The aim of labour migration policy should be to contribute to the well-being of the population.
Aim of labour migration
In this exploratory study the ACVZ concludes that the aim of labour migration policy should be to contribute to the well-being of the population. This concerns the quality of life in the here and now and the extent to which this is or is not achieved at the expense of that of future generations and/or of people in other parts of the world.
A well-being approach implies that labour migration policy should not only take current labour shortages into account, but also other aspects such as the vitality of the sector in question, environmental considerations, the availability of housing and schooling facilities etc.
Committee on future labour migration and well-being
The ACVZ recommends the Dutch government to install a ‘committee on future labour migration and well-being’ that can advice the government on this topic. This committee should include various groups in society -such as experts, employers, employees, local administrators and citizens- in the advisory process
The Dutch version of this study was published in june 2021
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