False self-employment: The case of Ukrainian migrants in London’s construction sector

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Authors

External organisations

  • University of Sheffield
  • Aston University

Abstract

This article, presenting qualitative accounts of Ukrainian business owners, highlights how migrants engage in false self-employment in the UK. Their experiences problematise notions of legality and binary depictions of migrant workers as ‘victims or villains’, demonstrating that migrants see their illegal status as a transient stage before gaining legal status.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-18
JournalIndustrial Relations Journal
Volume49
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018

Keywords

  • work informality, illegality, fake self-employment, migrants, vulnerability