Refugees, Recent Migrants and Employment
Challenging Barriers and Exploring Pathways
Edited by Sonia McKay
Routledge – 2009 – 270 pages
Upheavals in vast areas of the world have led to a growing number of international refugees, a significant proportion of which have made their way to the West. At the same time, economic and social pressures, together with skills and labour shortages, have encouraged the migration for work of millions of workers worldwide. Although there has been a constant media focus on these two groups, little is known about their labour market experiences. This collection examines the problems faced by refugees and recent migrants in accessing employment as well as the policy frameworks that address the labour market rights of refugees and economic migrants.
Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part I: Concepts and Methodologies 1. The Commonalities of Experience – Refugees and Recent Migrants Sonia McKay 2. Employability and International Migration: Theoretical Perspectives Allan M. Williams 3. Methodological Challenges in Researching the Working Experiences of Refugees and Recent Migrants Sonia McKay and Paula Snyder Part II: State Policies in Relation to Migrants and Refugees 4. Legal Frameworks Regulating the Employment of Refugees and Recent Migrants Tessa Wright and Sonia McKay 5. The ‘Visibly Different’ Refugees in the Australian Labour Market: Settlement Policies and Employment Realities Val Colic-Peisker 6. Migrants’ Paths in the Italian Labour Market and in the Migrant Regulatory Frameworks: Precariousness as a Constant Factor Giovanni Mottura and Matteo Rinaldini 7. Citizenship and the Disciplining of (Im)migrant Workers in the United States Nandita Sharma 8. Trade Unions, Migration and Racism in France Steve Jefferys Part III: Structural Discrimination and Strategies of Response 9. Barriers to the Labour Market: Refugees in Britain Alice Bloch 10. Immigration and Labour Market Integration Anne E. Green 11. Looking for Work – Exploring the Job Search Methods of Recent Refugees and Migrants Sonia McKay 12. Employability Initiatives for Refugees in the EU: Building on Good Practice Jenny Phillimore 13. The Future of Work for Recent Migrants and Refugees Sonia McKay. Contributors. Selected Bibliography. Index.
Sonia McKay is a Comparative Discrimination Senior Research Fellow at the Working Lives Research Institute, London Metropolitan University