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Studia ethnologica Croatica, Vol.22 No.1 December 2010.

Original scientific paper

Migration, Informal Economy and Social Exclusion in Spain

Jaka Repič   ORCID icon ; University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Aškerčeva 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Repič, J. (2010). Migration, Informal Economy and Social Exclusion in Spain. Studia ethnologica Croatica, 22(1), 165-186. Retrieved from

The article examines the connection between recent migration to Spain and the role of the Spanish informal economy with its requirements for inexpensive, unregistered labour as one of the most crucial factors of early and contemporary labour immigration. Due to restrictive migration policy a marked social differentiation has occurred between Spanish citizens, new residents (from the EU) and immigrants. Migrant workers are often at the very bottom of the social scale, and it is in the interest of the capital to continue the policy of exclusion and foster their non-integration.

migration; Spain; social exclusion; migration policy; informal economy

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