Transfer stimulates dialogue between the European trade union movement and the academic and research community. It contributes research findings on issues of strategic relevance for trade unions, in particular with regard to developments at the European level. Transfer publishes original peer-reviewed research on issues such as new developments in industrial relations, social policy, and labour market developments.

Volume 9 Issue 3, Autumn 2003

The study of immigration is a complex matter presenting numerous facets. The purpose of this issue of TRANSFER is to explore some of these facets, focusing on both qualitative and quantitative aspects of this ingredient of our societies. Issues examined include policies of control and integration – as distinct from assimilation – conducted in the framework of the European Union; the factors, regarded from the standpoint of labour market supply as well as demand, which contribute to making immigration attractive; the gender dimension of immigration; as well as trade union positions and discourse in relation to immigration.

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