The Impact of Foreign Workers on Economic Growth: Evidence from The Mauritian Manufacturing Industry
The present paper examines the impact of foreign labour from manufacturing sector on Mauritius economic growth
using panel data for the period of 1990-2015. There is an evidence that the demand for foreign labour in manufacturing sector
is highest compare to local labour since Manufacturing enterprises choose to employ foreigners due to lower productivity, poor
commitment to work and high absenteeism of local employees. The study intends to contribute for the literature. A
Cobb-Douglas model is employed. The results show that foreign manufacturing labour is contributing to economic growth in
both short-run and the long-run.
Keywords- Manufacturing Sector, Mauritius, Foreign Workers, economic growth, productivity.