Central and Eastern European Accession: Changing Perspectives on Migrant Workers

Ian Fitzgerald, Rafal Smoczyński

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Abstract

This article provides a reflection on the period since the May 2004 Central and Eastern European (CEE) accession and subsequent migration to the UK, and on shifting perspectives of and towards CEE migrants in this period. The authors have been researching this phenomenon in the North of England since 2005 through a series of studies as well as ongoing engagement with regional respondents. CEE migration is analysed through the perspectives of government, employers and trade union interests. A central argument is that attitudes to CEE migrants changed following the 2008 financial crisis as funding for local authorities was reduced, obscuring evidence-based arguments for their value to the UK labour market.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)659-668
JournalSocial Policy and Society
Volume16
Issue number4
Early online date19 Jun 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017

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