This research stream includes studies on migration, changing work organisation and ethnic segmentation in private and public sectors of the economy. It raises new perspectives on the informalisation of labour, on recruitment and employment strategies and on institutional discrimination. Research within the stream develops understandings of social capital, the local and transnational networks and the career strategies of migrants and ethnic minorities in cities marked by residential segregation, complex ethnic divisions of labour and new occupational niches. It relates the political economy of international migration and changing ethnic relations to the study of changing welfare regimes and labour market regulation and to the incremental influence of supra-national frameworks of governance.
Migration, changing work organisation and ethnic segmentation in private and public sectors of the economy demands new research strategies that relates the global political economy to changing welfare regimes.