Public attitudes to migrant workers : a (lasting) impact of Covid-19?
RSC, Migration Policy Centre, MigResHub, Commentaries, 2020/03
DRAŽANOVÁ, Lenka, Public attitudes to migrant workers : a (lasting) impact of Covid-19?, RSC, Migration Policy Centre, MigResHub, Commentaries, 2020/03 - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/70322
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The general preference of the native-born population for high-skilled immigrants has been extensively documented by a large body of academic studies. In line with this, many countries base their migration schemes on definitions of “skilled” and “unskilled” occupations and apply point-based immigration systems favouring high- skilled immigrants. However, the Covid-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of “essential” jobs many of which are in lower-skilled occupations often performed by migrant workers. As the Covid-19 pandemic clearly has the potential to change the value that society attaches to certain jobs and occupations, the question arises: could the coronavirus health crisis affect public attitudes to immigration and essential migrant workers in particular?
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Series/Number: RSC; Migration Policy Centre; MigResHub; Commentaries; 2020/03
Publisher: European University Institute
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