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dc.contributor.authorNdomo, Quivine
dc.contributor.authorBontenbal, Ilona
dc.contributor.authorLillie, Nathan A.
dc.date.accessioned2023-01-02T09:20:59Z
dc.date.available2023-01-02T09:20:59Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.identifier.citationNdomo, Q., Bontenbal, I., & Lillie, N. A. (2023). Essential? COVID-19 and highly educated Africans in Finland’s segmented labour market. <i>International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy</i>, <i>43</i>(3/4), 339-355. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1108/ijssp-06-2022-0171" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1108/ijssp-06-2022-0171</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_164759669
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/84649
dc.description.abstractPurpose The purpose of this paper is to characterise the position of highly educated African migrants in the Finnish labour market and to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on that position. Design/methodology/approach The paper is based on the biographical work stories of 17 highly educated African migrant workers in four occupation areas in Finland: healthcare, cleaning, restaurant and transport. The sample was partly purposively and partly theoretically determined. The authors used content driven thematic analysis technique, combined with by the biographical narrative concept of turning points. Findings Using the case of highly educated African migrants in the Finnish labour market, the authors show how student migration policies reinforce a pattern of division of labour and occupations that allocate migrant workers to typical low skilled low status occupations in the secondary sector regardless of level of education, qualification and work experience. They also show how the unique labour and skill demands of the COVID-19 pandemic incidentally made these typical migrant occupations essential, resulting in increased employment and work security for this group of migrant workers. Research limitations/implications This research and the authors’ findings are limited in scope owing to sample size and methodology. To improve applicability of findings, future studies could expand the scope of enquiry using e.g. quantitative surveys and include other stakeholders in the study group. Originality/value The paper adds to the knowledge on how migration policies contribute to labour market dualisation and occupational segmentation in Finland, illustrated by the case of highly educated African migrant workers.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherEmerald
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInternational Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.subject.otherAfrican migrants
dc.subject.otherFinland
dc.subject.otherCOVID-19
dc.subject.otherlabour market segmentation
dc.subject.othermigration policy
dc.titleEssential? COVID-19 and highly educated Africans in Finland’s segmented labour market
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202301021009
dc.contributor.laitosYhteiskuntatieteiden ja filosofian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Social Sciences and Philosophyen
dc.contributor.oppiaineYhteiskuntapolitiikkafi
dc.contributor.oppiaineFinnish University Partnership for International Developmentfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineSocial and Public Policyen
dc.contributor.oppiaineFinnish University Partnership for International Developmenten
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.type.coarhttp://purl.org/coar/resource_type/c_2df8fbb1
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange339-355
dc.relation.issn0144-333X
dc.relation.numberinseries3/4
dc.relation.volume43
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© Quivine Ndomo, Ilona Bontenbal and Nathan A. Lillie. Published by Emerald Publishing Limited.
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.relation.grantnumber770515
dc.relation.grantnumber770515
dc.relation.projectidinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/770515/EU//SIRIUS
dc.subject.ysotyömarkkinat
dc.subject.ysoCOVID-19
dc.subject.ysosiirtolaiset
dc.subject.ysosiirtolaispolitiikka
dc.format.contentfulltext
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p8831
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p38829
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p6457
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p10253
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1108/ijssp-06-2022-0171
dc.relation.funderEuroopan komissiofi
dc.relation.funderEuropean Commissionen
jyx.fundingprogramRIA Research and Innovation Action, H2020fi
jyx.fundingprogramRIA Research and Innovation Action, H2020en
jyx.fundinginformationThe authors acknowledge the financial assistance of a European Union, Horizon 2020 Research programme H2020-SC6- REVINEQUAL- 2017 Project reference: 770515.
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