Posted Migration and Segregation in the European Construction Sector
Caro, E., Berntsen, L., Lillie, N., & Wagner, I. (2015). Posted Migration and Segregation in the European Construction Sector. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 41(10), 1600-1620. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2015.1015406
Published inJournal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
DisciplineSosiologiaValtio-oppiYhteiskuntapolitiikkaSosiologyPolitical ScienceSocial and Public Policy
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Worker ‘posting’ or temporary migration of manual workers sent by their employers to work on projects abroad has become increasingly prominent in the European construction industry. It is now normal to find groups of workers from all around Europe on construction sites, living in nearby temporary accommodations, moving on to other projects or back home when the project is complete. This article highlights the interaction between the social and spatial segregation and transnational mobility of these workers in the European Union construction labour market. We argue that the work-focused and employer-dominated nature of the posted workers' social world abroad contributes to their segregation from host societies and reinforces a nationally based labour market segmentation of the European construction labour market. This is because posted workers do not have the same opportunity or interest to build political, social and economic resources in host societies and workplaces as more permanent migrants. ...
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