Benign neglect?: policies to support upward mobility for immigrants in the United Kingdom

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Author: Marangozov, Rachel


Immigrants to the United Kingdom, a popular destination for migrants from within and outside the European Union, benefit from the country's flexible labor market and skills system with multiple points of entry. But the United Kingdom's 'work-first' approach to professional development, coupled with limited opportunities to advance into middle-skilled jobs, has left many immigrants stuck on the lowest rung of the ladder. This report assesses how effectively integration policies in the United Kingdom are helping migrants advance into middle-skilled jobs from low-skilled work or...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Labour market; Migration; Skills and knowledge; Policy; Vocational education and training; Workforce development; Language

Keywords: Migrants; Labour policy; Labour mobility; Employment service; Employment policy; Low skilled worker; Policy analysis

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: Washington, District of Columbia and Geneva, Switzerland: Migration Policy Institute and International Labour Organization, 2014

Physical description: 24 p.

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On cover: A series on the labour market integration of new arrivals in Europe: assessing policy effectiveness

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 118.1360

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