(noun) An individual with temporary permission to live and work in another country.
Example: Domestic helpers such as house keepers and au pairs or migrant farm workers.
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- Plural: guest workers
- The term guest worker is typically applied to people who have a temporary visa granted by a legal authority, not someone who is in a country illegally.
- A type of individual.
- Also called migrant worker.
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How to Cite the Definition of Guest Worker
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “guest worker.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 26, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/guest-worker/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
guest worker. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/guest-worker/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “guest worker.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 26, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/guest-worker/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“guest worker.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 26 Mar. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/guest-worker/>.