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

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

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Undocumented Workers' Transitions: Legal Status, Migration, and Work in Europe by Sonia McKay, Eugenia Markova, Anna Paraskevopoulou

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415889025
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/16/2011
Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology Series , #58
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Sonia McKay is a Professor in European Socio-Legal Studies at the Working Lives Research Institute.

Eugenia Markova is a Senior Migration Research Fellow at the Working Lives Research Institute and a Research Associate at the Hellenic Observatory of the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Anna Paraskevopoulou is a Research Fellow at the Working Lives Research Institute.

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