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The Swedish Welfare-State's unnoticed helpers-Local support to Asian Seasonal Migrant Berry-pickers in distress
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2015 (English)In: Arbeit, Migration und Soziale Arbeit / [ed] T. Geisen, M. Ottersbach, Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden , 2015, 395-413 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Every summer and fall, thousands of seasonal migrant workers travel cross the world to pick berries in Scandinavia, led by the expectations of returning to the nation of residency with an improvement of their financial situation. The processes behind the migration-movement and berry-industry’s import of workers must partly be viewed through the lenses of globalisation of capital opening up for a global labour-market, but which also enforces global division of economy in which levels of global inequality continues to be high. Through temporary berry-picking labour in Sweden the migrant workers struggle to make improvements of their living-standard in their country of residency, while they simultaneously solve a quest for labour which the Swedes are reluctant to do.

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Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden , 2015. 395-413 p.
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Social Work International Migration and Ethnic Relations
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-101155DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-07306-0_18OAI: diva2:797276
Available from: 2015-03-23 Created: 2015-03-23 Last updated: 2015-04-24Bibliographically approved

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