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Castles And Kosack – Immigrant Workers And Class Structure In Western Europe Notes

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Castles and Kosack - Immigrant Workers and Class Structure in Western Europe Chapter Three - Position on the Labour Market???

(p. 57) 'social deprivation hinders vocational advancement: high mobility in search of better housing and poor health due to insanitary conditions are factors which prevent promotion' o 'the areas in which immigrants are forced to settle by their low incomes tend to be those with overstrained and inadequate educational facilities. The children of immigrants are thus also at a disadvantage, and are likely to become manual workers like their fathers' Position of immigrant men on labour market (p. 75) o Jamaicans are fairly widely dispersed but overrepresented in metal manufacture, construction and transport o Other Caribbean men concentrated in transport and metal manufacture o Indians in metal manufacture, engineering, textiles, transport, and professional and scientific services
? Underrepresented in construction o Pakistani men concentrated in textiles and metal manufacture West Indian women frequently work in clothing and footwear, in services, and in engineering and other metal industries o The jobs in which New Commonwealth immigrants were highly represented 'were generally unskilled and relatively low-status ones: textile and clothing industry occupations, engineering and foundry labourers, railway guards and porters, waiters and kitchen hands' (p. 86) The lowest status groups for men are Jamaicans (94%
manual), rest of Caribbean (84%), Pakistanis (87%), Italians (84%), Irish (78%) o for women, the lowest status groups are Cypriots (82%), Italians (80%), and Jamaicans (74%) Unemployment among immigrants (p. 90) o Unemployment 'several times as severe' for immigrant groups, especially non-whites o 'immigrants are harder hit by unemployment during recession periods than other workers' (p. 91) Causes of immigrants' position on labour market o Level of qualification before migration o Immigrant workers' special aims o Official restrictions on immigrant workers
? (cf. Sivanandan) o Discrimination (p. 108)

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