Asian Migrants and European Labour Markets
Patterns and Processes of Immigrant Labour Market Insertion in Europe
Edited by Ernst Spaan, Felicitas Hillmann, Ton van Naerssen
Routledge – 2005 – 352 pages
In an era of globalization and demographic transition international migration has become an important issue for European governments. The past decades have seen an increasing and diversifying flow of migrants from different parts of the world, including many from South, Southeast and East Asia. It has become apparent that in several European countries the demand for workers in certain sectors of the labour market is increasing and that Asia has become the source for these workers.
This collection explores the phenomenon of Asian immigration in Europe, particularly focusing on the ways in which Asian immigrants gain access to local labour markets. The book includes studies of several countries including Germany, France and the United Kingdom - shedding light on the labour market positions of different ethnic groups within Europe.
Asian Migrants and European Labour Markets will interest scholars in the field of labour economics, population and migration studies and international business.
Ernst Spaan is Senior Researcher at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute with an interest in population and development issues, international migration and inter-ethnic relations. He has collaborated on a range of research projects concerning international migration.
Felicitas Hillmann is Assistant Professor at Freie Univerity, Berlin. Her research focuses migration and the labour market insertion of immigrants.
Ton van Naerssen is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography at Radboud University, Nijmegen. His research interests include development theory, international migration and urban poverty and governance in international countries.