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Asian Migrants and European Labour Markets Patterns and Processes of Immigrant Labour Market Insertion in Europe

Edited By Ernst Spaan, Felicitas Hillmann, Ton van Naerssen Copyright 2005
    360 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    360 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    In an era of globalization and demographic transition international migration has become an important issue for European governments. The past decades have seen an increasing and diversifying flow of migrants from different parts of the world, including many from South, Southeast and East Asia. It has become apparent that in several European countries the demand for workers in certain sectors of the labour market is increasing and that Asia has become the source for these workers.

    This collection explores the phenomenon of Asian immigration in Europe, particularly focusing on the ways in which Asian immigrants gain access to local labour markets. The book includes studies of several countries including Germany, France and the United Kingdom - shedding light on the labour market positions of different ethnic groups within Europe. 

    Asian Migrants and European Labour Markets will interest scholars in the field of labour economics, population and migration studies and international business.

    ASIAN MIGRANTS AND EUROPEAN LABOUR MARKETS PATTERNS OF MIGRANT LABOUR MARKET INSERTION IN EUROPE Edited by Ernst Spaan, Felicitas Hillmann and Ton van Naerssen CONTENTS List of tables List of figures List of graphs Note on contributors Preface Introduction: Landscapes of Asian migrant labour in Europe Felicitas Hillmann, Ton van Naerssen and Ernst Spaan Part I Within the system: Asian immigration and the EU labour market 1. Not All Can Win: Asians in the British Labour Market Giles A. Barrett and David McEvoy 2. Chinese Immigration and (Ethnic) Labour market in France Emmanuel Ma Mung 3. On Nurses and News Vendors – Asian Immigrants on the Vienna Labour Market Ursula Reeger and Christianne Hintermann 4. Riders on the storm: Vietnamese in Germany's two migration systems Felicitas Hillmann 5. Labour Migration into Poland: the Case of the Vietnamese community Krystyna Iglicka Part II Coming in: Specific incorporation trajectories of Asian migrants 6. South Asian Women and Employment in Britain: Diversity and Social Change Fauzia Ahmad, Stephen Lissenburg and Tariq Modood 7. The milky way to labour market insertion: The Sikh ‘community’ in Lombardy Maria José Compiani and Fabio Quassoli 8. Filipinas in Spain. Professional Stagnation as an Adaptation Strategy Natalia Ribas and Laura Oso 9. Filipina women as domestic workers in Paris. A transitional Labour market enabling the fulfilment of life projects? Liane Mozère PART III Self-employment and entrepreneurship among Asian immigrants in Europe 10. Asians on the Norwegian labour market: Industrial Concentration and Self-Employment Careers Geir Inge Orderud and Knut Onsager 11. Asian Business Strategies in the United Kingdom: A Qualitative Assessment Monder Ram and Trevor Jones 12. Asian immigrants and entrepreneurs in the Netherlands Ernst Spaan, Ton van Naerssen and Harry van den Tillaart 13. Chinese immigrant entrepreneurs in Italy: Strengths and Weaknesses of an Ethnic Enclave Economy Daniele Cologna 14. Chinese entrepreneurship in Spain: The seeds of Chinatown Joaquín Beltrán Antolin 15. The Working of Networking: Ethnic Networks as Social Capital among Chinese Migrant Businesses in Germany Maggi Leung References


    Ernst Spaan is Senior Researcher at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute with an interest in population and development issues, international migration and inter-ethnic relations. He has collaborated on a range of research projects concerning international migration.

    Felicitas Hillmann is Assistant Professor at Freie Univerity, Berlin. Her research focuses migration and the labour market insertion of immigrants.

    Ton van Naerssen is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography at Radboud University, Nijmegen. His research interests include development theory, international migration and urban poverty and governance in international countries.