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Migrant precarity and future challenges to labour standards in Sweden

Fudge, Judy, Woolfson, Charles Alexander, Thronqvist, Christer (2013) Migrant precarity and future challenges to labour standards in Sweden. Economic and Industrial Democracy, . ISSN 0143-831X. (doi:10.1177/0143831X13494249) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:35345)

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Abstract

Fears of a ‘race to the bottom’ in labour standards may have been overstated. Nevertheless, using Sweden as a case study, it is argued that the diminished capacity of trade unions to defend labour standards following the Laval judgement of the European Court of Justice, together with a decline in trade union density, a limited remit of enforcement authorities and recent changes to the Swedish labour migration regime, may have detrimental impacts on labour standards, particularly in low-skill low-wage occupations. In combination, these developments are creating new spaces for migrant precariousness within the context of a formerly well-regulated Swedish labour market model.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0143831X13494249
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Kent Law School
Depositing User: D.A. Clark
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2013 09:00 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:47 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35345 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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