Barriers for highly qualified A8 immigrants in the UK labour market

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Sirkeci, I., Acik, N., Saunders, B. and Přívara, A. 2018. Barriers for highly qualified A8 immigrants in the UK labour market. Work, Employment and Society. 32 (5), pp. 906-924. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017017726912
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TitleBarriers for highly qualified A8 immigrants in the UK labour market
AuthorsSirkeci, I., Acik, N., Saunders, B. and Přívara, A.
Abstract

The number of migrants arriving in the UK from the EU accession countries has been higher than projected. The evidence indicates that they have been over-represented in low-paid and low-skilled jobs. This is arguably transitory and there should be good prospects of upward mobility. Over-qualification among A8 migrants, measured using the Annual Population Survey data, is examined in this article. The findings show that A8 migrants have been subject to migration penalties at the high end of the UK labour market. There are persistent labour market disadvantages for A8 migrants in the UK and their over-qualification may be a long-term concern.

Research GroupLaw and Politics
PublisherSAGE Publications
JournalWork, Employment and Society
ISSN0950-0170
Electronic1469-8722
Publication dates
Online09 Oct 2017
Print01 Oct 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited11 Dec 2019
Accepted01 Jul 2017
Output statusPublished
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Sirkeci, I., Acik, N., Saunders, B., & Přívara, A. (2018). Barriers for Highly Qualified A8 Immigrants in the UK Labour Market. Work, Employment and Society, 32(5), 906–924.. Copyright © 2017 The Author(s). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017017726912

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017017726912
LanguageEnglish
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