Working Life and the Transformation of Malta 1960-2020 - Manwel Debono & Godfrey Baldacchino

Working Life and the Transformation of Malta 1960-2020

Shortlisted in the category ‘General Research’, National Book Prize 2022


In 1960, a small, British, fortress colony is advised to invest in mass migration to avoid a terrible predicament. Fast forward sixty years, and independent Malta is an EU member state with a diversified economy dependent on migrant workers. So much has changed. This book documents and critiques the unparalleled transformation that has gripped the ‘workscape’ of the Maltese Islands within living memory.

Malta University Press

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Manuel Debono & Godfrey Baldachinno

Authors: Manwel Debono and Godfrey Baldacchino

Manwel Debono is senior lecturer and chartered occupational psychologist at the University of Malta, and a former director of its Centre for Labour Studies.
Godfrey Baldacchino is professor of sociology at the University of Malta and has chaired the Board of the Centre for Labour Studies since 2010.