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Undocumented Workers' Transitions

Legal Status, Migration, and Work in Europe

By Sonia McKay, Eugenia Markova, Anna Paraskevopoulou

Routledge – 2011 – 188 pages

Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

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Description

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.

Contents

1. The Lived Experiences of Undocumented Migrants 2. Migration in a European Historical Perspective 3. Theories of Migration 4. What Works and What Does Not – Methodologies and Migration Research 5. Controlling Undocumented Migration at EU Level 6. Immigration Policies and Regularisation 7. European Undocumented Migration 8. Informal Economies and Dual Labour Market Theories 9. The Feminisation of Undocumented Migration 10. The Impact of Family on Undocumented Migration 11. Europe’s Undocumented Migrants – Here to Stay

Author Bio

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.

Name: Undocumented Workers' Transitions: Legal Status, Migration, and Work in Europe (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: 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...
Categories: Migration, Europe - Social Policy, Work