Migrants, Ethnic Minorities and the Labour Market

Integration and Exclusion in Europe

  • John Wrench
  • Andrea Rea
  • Nouria Ouali

Part of the Migration, Minorities and Citizenship book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: Discrimination and Diversity

    1. Andrea Rea, John Wrench, Nouria Ouali
      Pages 1-18
  3. Internal Processes

  4. New Flows

  5. Responses and Implications

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 252-274

About this book


This book examines racial and ethnic discrimination in the labour markets and workplaces of western Europe. Scholars from ten different countries set out the experience and implications of this exclusion for two main groups: the more established second and third generations of postwar migrant descent, and the 'new' migrants, including seasonal and undocumented workers and refugees, who are vulnerable to extreme exploitation and unregulated working environments. The book finishes by addressing the implications of these issues for trade unions and employers in Europe.


employment integration labor market migrants Minorities unemployment unions

Editors and affiliations

  • John Wrench
    • 1
  • Andrea Rea
    • 2
  • Nouria Ouali
    • 3
  1. 1.Danish Centre for Migration and Ethnic StudiesUniversity of Southern DenmarkDenmark
  2. 2.Centre de Sociologie Politique Institut de SociologieUniversité Libre de BruxellesBelgium
  3. 3.Centre de Sociologie du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Formation, Institut de SociologieUniversité Libre de BruxellesBelgium

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