Undocumented Workers' Transitions: Legal Status, Migration, and Work in Europe

Sonia, McKay and Eugenia, Markova and Anna, Paraskevopoulou (2011) Undocumented Workers' Transitions: Legal Status, Migration, and Work in Europe. Routledge Advances in Sociology . Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-85180-0

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Abstract

This book explores how immigration laws, while aimed at discouraging undocumented migration, actually sustain it. It documents the circumstances that have caused previously documented migrants to become undocumented and explores the impact of their changing status on their families and on their own employment opportunities. The authors argue that undocumented migrants are forced into the most precarious types of work, and changes in the way that employment is organised, with a shift into temporary, agency and sub-contracted work, makes undocumented migrants particularly attractive in some employment markets. This groundbreaking volume draws substantially on data collected from a two-year research study in seven European countries that was focused on understanding the impact of migration flows on EU labour markets.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: 300 Social sciences
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
300 Social sciences > 340 Law
Department: School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Anna Paraskevopoulou
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2015 10:10
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 08:57
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/670

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