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  • UWT – Undocumented Worker Transitions: Compiling evidence concerning the boundaries and processes of change in the status and work of undocumented workers in Europe


    44272 (FP6)


    London Metropolitan University (UK)


    765.163 € (696.503 € of EU support)


    01/2007 – 12/2008 (24 months)


    Forschungs – und Beratungsstelle Arveitswelt (FORBA) (AT), Université Libre de Bruxelles (BE), International Centre for Minority Studies and Intercultural Relations (BG), Roskilde Universitet (DK), Universita Degli Studi de Venice (IT), Gabinet d'Estudis Socials (ES)

    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; and providing more reliable estimates of migration and refugee flows into the EU.

     Publications and other resources

     Further information

    Sonia McKay, s.mckay@