Undocumented Worker Transitions
London Metropolitan University
2007 - 2009
UK - Working Lives Research Institute
Austria - FORBA, Belgium - ULB, Bulgaria - IMIR
Denmark - RUC, Italy - UNIVE, Spain - GES
Objectives and results
Research aimed at:
Deepening the understanding of the impact of migration flows on EU labour markets.
Theorising about the relationship between the presence of ‘informal’ or ‘shadow’ industry labour markets and migration flows.
Mapping and modeling migrant and refugee pathways into and within the EU.
Deepening the knowledge of how legal status interacts with migrant labour market positions.
Increasing the understanding of the impact of migration flows on countries of origin.
Testing key theories concerning human capital and social capital in relation to migration.
Exploring the particular consequences of migration for women workers and consider the gender impact of undocumented migration.
Providing more reliable estimates of migration and refugee flows into the EU.
Publications and other resources
The project has produced six thematic reports covering the five main themes of the project :
- Un(der) documented migrant labour: chracteristics, conditions and labour market impacts
- The relationship between legal status and working conditions
- Migrant labour in the underground economy: Between processes of irregularisation and informalisation
- The underground economy and the impacts of the informal opportunity structure
- Human and social capital
- Female migrants - the new nomads in old Europe
Sonia McKay: email@example.com
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