Scott, Sam (2012) Migrant-Local Hiring Queues in the UK Food Industry. Population, Space and Place, 19 (5). pp. 459-471. ISSN 15448444Full text not available from this repository.
The paper argues that a clear migrant–local hiring queue has emerged at the bottom of the UK labour market since EU enlargement (in 2004 and 2007). The hiring queue reflects a preference amongst low-wage employers in the UK food industry for newly arrived A8 and A2 migrants and related prejudice towards would-be domestic workers. Using interview and survey evidence – from 37 horticultural growers/processors and 268 farmers, respectively – we describe what these hiring queues look like. We then explain their emergence: arguing that migrant–local hiring queues are predominantly the result of the ‘added value’ that migrants from the EU periphery bring, over the short term, to the low-wage workplace.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Europe;food;hiring queue;labour;migration;recruitment|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)|
|Divisions:||Schools and Research Institutes > School of Natural & Social Sciences > Environmental Sciences|
|Research Priority Areas:||Environmental Dynamics & Governance|
|Depositing User:||Sam Scott|
|Date Deposited:||03 Feb 2015 10:30|
|Last Modified:||16 Mar 2016 15:55|