Employer and labour provider perspectives on Eastern European migration to the UK

McCollum, D. and Findlay, A .M. (2011) Employer and labour provider perspectives on Eastern European migration to the UK. Southampton, GB, ESRC Centre for Population Change (Centre for Population Change Working Paper, 14).


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In a relatively short space of time Eastern Europe has become one of the principal source regions of migrants to the UK and citizens from these states now constitute some of the largest foreign-born populations in the country. This paper focuses on these trends from the perspective of UK employers and labour providers. Three main topics are covered; 1. The function served by East European migrant labour in the UK labour market and how this has changed over time. 2. Employers’ motivations for engaging with East European migrant labour. 3. The migration channels that shape how East European labour is sourced by UK employers. The findings demonstrate how the perspectives and practices of employers and recruiters can play an important role in influencing how East European labour migration flows to the UK are represented and produced.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
ISSNs: 2042-4116 (print)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions : Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Social Sciences > Social Statistics & Demography
ePrint ID: 338974
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
1 September 2011Published
Date Deposited: 23 May 2012 09:11
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2015 08:01
Centre for Population Change: Understanding Population Change in the 21st Century
Funded by: ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (RES-625-28-0001)
Led by: Jane Cecelia Falkingham
1 January 2009 to 31 December 2013
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/338974

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