Demographic profile of Non Resident Indian professionals in the GCC countries: A case study

Pranav Naithani


Transformation in demographic profile of global workforce has brought in new challenges, especially with reference to global expatriate workforce. For regions like Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, which heavily depend on expatriate workforce in private sector, further research on demographical factors of expatriates is imperative as these factors significantly influence expatriate adjustment in a foreign location. The beginning segment of this paper presents major factors which have influenced demographic profile of global workforce, followed by discussion on growth of expatriate population in GCC countries. The paper further presents findings of a survey conducted to explore the demographic profile of a niche expatriate segment of Indian higher education teachers working in GCC countries. Findings of the survey are also compared with other research on demographic profile of expatriates. This paper concludes with suggestions for further research on demographic profile of expatriate workers in GCC countries.


Expatriate; demographics; Gulf Cooperation Council countries; NRI; higher education.

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