Pemberton, S and Stevens, C (2009) The Recruitment and Retention of Central and Eastern European Migrant Workers in the United Kingdom: A Panacea or a Problem under the New Policies of 'Managed Migration'? Regional Studies, 44 (9). 1289 - 1300. ISSN 0034-3404

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The latest changes in the UK government's managed migration policy with the introduction of a new Points-Based System have been recognized as privileging White European economic migrant workers – including those from Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries – at the expense of low-skilled (non-White) workers from outside of the European Union. However, analysis reveals that a series of recruitment and retention barriers may impinge upon the ‘effectiveness’ of such a strategy – particularly the intersection of CEE migrant ‘agency’ with labour market opportunities and UK immigration/welfare policies. In turn, a reassessment of the current approach to ‘managed migration’ is advocated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Central and Eastern European (CEE) economic migrants; recruitment; retention; agency; policy
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Physical and Geographical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 19 May 2016 11:21
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2019 13:18

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