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Long read: who are you calling unskilled?

McGovern, Patrick ORCID: 0000-0003-3984-2080 (2020) Long read: who are you calling unskilled? LSE Brexit (06 Mar 2020). Blog Entry.

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Why do we tend to label migrants who do manual, caring and service labour as unskilled? Because, Patrick McGovern (LSE) argues, labelling them in this way makes it easier to justify exclusion, especially since the term ‘unskilled worker’ implies that such a person cannot learn. The government’s new immigration policy seeks to completely close off ‘unskilled migration’ to the UK, which will eventually trigger a series of labour market shortages.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: Sociology
Subjects: J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 28 May 2020 08:45
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 10:29

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