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AuthorI. van Nieuwenhuyze
TitleGetting by in Europe's Urban Labour Markets. Senegambian Migrants' Strategies for Survival, Documentation and Mobility
PublisherAUP
PlaceAmsterdam
Title seriesIMISCOE Dissertation Series
Year2009
Pages240
ISBN9789089640505
Institute/dept.Associated members
KeywordsComparative theory/case studies; Economic integration/labour market/informal economy; Health/welfare; Integration/settlement; Policies local/national/international
AbstractThis book examines two major social changes experienced by European cities in the last two decades: post-industrial economic restructuring and new immigration flows. The link between both has been extensively discussed throughout a variety of theoretical approaches and in numerous descriptive contributions. Adding to those studies, this research focuses on three elements of migratory experience that have been relatively neglected thus far: a dynamic view of changes over time, the influence of national welfare and legislation frameworks, and the importance of support mechanisms outside the labour market. The material underpinning the arguments is the qualitative life-course analysis of 81 in-depth interviews with Senegambian migrants living in Antwerp and Barcelona
Document typeBook
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