The experiences of 'new' East European immigrants in the UK labour market

Markova, Eugenia and Black, Richard (2008) The experiences of 'new' East European immigrants in the UK labour market. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 16 (1). pp. 19-31. ISSN 1759-8273

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Abstract

This paper explores the experiences of new European immigrants (from Albania, Bulgaria, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro and Ukraine) in the UK labour market, in relation to their education and training at home, as well as the extent of occupational mobility within the UK. It draws on a survey of nearly 400 new immigrants interviewed in late 2005, and a similar number of long-term residents in Brighton & Hove, Hackney and Harrow. The study does not show signs of heavy competition for jobs between the immigrants and long-term residents. Labour shortages appear to remain, with East Europeans reporting low levels of unemployment and long-term residents reporting little antipathy towards these newcomers.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Depositing User: Richard Black
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:23
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2012 14:52
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/12064
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