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    Local Responses to a New Issue: Integrating Immigrants in Spain

    Corcoran, Mary (2006) Local Responses to a New Issue: Integrating Immigrants in Spain. In: From Immigration to Integration: Local Solutions to a Global Challenge. OECD, pp. 239-283. ISBN 9789264028951

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    Spain is increasingly becoming "the immigration country of Europe" with high rates of immigration being accompanied by a new national integration strategy and a comprehensive regularisation programme. Partnerships between NGOs, local authorities and the public employment service have generated effective local integration mechanisms in Madrid, Barcelona and Lleida, accompanied by the development of a more inclusive idea of citizenship in certain local areas, leading to the mainstreaming of services for immigrants. In Lleida the potential for employers associations to improve the employment conditions of temporary agricultural workers is also demonstrated. Despite this new found dynamism, many local initiatives experience problems in helping migrants into a labour market which increasingly offers temporary and insecure work without strong chances of career progression.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: national integration strategy; immigration; Spain; national integration strategy; migrants; labour market;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 8962
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    Depositing User: Prof. Mary Corcoran
    Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2017 17:28
    Publisher: OECD
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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