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European Economic, Employment and Social Policy

Varieties of social dumping in an open labour market: the Irish experience of large-scale immigration and the regulation of employment standards

Torben Krings, Assistant Professor Department of Economic and Organisational Sociology, Kepler Univ, Linz, Austria

Publication date : 2014

Number of pages : 5

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Torben Krings, Assistant Professor Department of Economic and Organisational Sociology, Kepler Univ, Linz, Austria

This policy brief examines the impact of recent immigration on employment conditions in two sectors, namely, construction and hospitality, in Ireland.The paper shows that immigration made it easier for employers to pursue social dumping practices, thereby contributing to the informalisation and casualisation of work in these sectors. The author concludes with some policy recommendations.

Collection: 6/2014
ETUI, Brussels, ISSN 2031-8782 (pdf)

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