21/06/2007

Employment and working conditions of migrant workers

This report - presented by the European Foundation for the Improvement of
Living and Working Conditions - presents an overview of the employment and
working conditions of migrant workers in the European Union. In most countries,
migrant workers have higher unemployment rates and, when in employment, tend to
be segregated in unskilled occupations and exposed to higher risks of
over-qualification. Moreover, they experience considerable job insecurity, and
the sectors and occupations where they are employed are characterised by less
advantageous working conditions. Overall, women and young migrants are
particularly vulnerable. Although there is increasing awareness of the crucial
role played by migrant workers in the economic growth of countries, greater
attention needs to be paid to their employment and working conditions.

The study was compiled on the basis of individual national reports submitted by
the EWCO correspondents. The text of each of these national reports is
available below. The reports have not been edited or approved by the European
Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The national
reports were drawn up in response to a questionnaire and should be read in
conjunction with it

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AplusA-online.de - Source:
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions