undocumented worker

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Is a migrant worker who lacks authorization for legal residence in the host country and who does not possess a work permit. Undocumented workers often enter the country in which they work illegally and take poorly paid and sometimes hazardous work in the informal economy. They are often vulnerable workers, exposed to exploitation. [See cocklepickers and illegal worker.]

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Human Resource Management.

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