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False self-employment: the case of Ukrainian migrants in London's construction sector

False self-employment: the case of Ukrainian migrants in London's construction sector
False self-employment: the case of Ukrainian migrants in London's construction sector
This article, presenting qualitative accounts of Ukrainian business owners, highlights how migrants engage in false self‐employment in the UK. Their experiences problematise notions of legality and binary depictions of migrant workers as ‘victims or villains’, demonstrating that migrants see their illegal status as a transient stage before gaining legal status.
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Vershinina, Natalia
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Rodgers, Peter
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Vershinina, Natalia, Rodgers, Peter, Ram, Monder, Theodorakopoulos, Nick and Rodionova, Yulia (2018) False self-employment: the case of Ukrainian migrants in London's construction sector. Industrial Relations Journal, 49 (1), 2-18. (doi:10.1111/irj.12199).

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Abstract

This article, presenting qualitative accounts of Ukrainian business owners, highlights how migrants engage in false self‐employment in the UK. Their experiences problematise notions of legality and binary depictions of migrant workers as ‘victims or villains’, demonstrating that migrants see their illegal status as a transient stage before gaining legal status.

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Accepted/In Press date: 27 November 2017
e-pub ahead of print date: 27 February 2018
Published date: 2018

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Local EPrints ID: 442386
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/442386
ISSN: 0019-8692
PURE UUID: 4419c6ee-ee18-4bf3-a16d-40871a3968f1

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Last modified: 06 Oct 2020 20:19

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Author: Natalia Vershinina
Author: Peter Rodgers
Author: Monder Ram
Author: Nick Theodorakopoulos
Author: Yulia Rodionova

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