New publication of the RILSA

Horáková, Milada
The development of work migrations in the period of economic recession.
Prague, RILSA 2010. 131 pp. - ISBN 978-80-7416-069-1

The research report deals with development of work migrations in the period of economic recession. Changes in employment of foreigners are monitored in the context of developments of the labour market and are being compared with situations since 1995. Trends were discovered of falling rate of economic participation of foreigners, manifested by growing discrepancy between number of foreigners with residence permit and number of declared economic activities of foreigners. Paradoxically, economic recession contributed to better quality of population of the employed foreigners with respect to their educational and qualification structure. In the labour market remained more often foreigners with higher attained education and qualification. Tensions in the labour market caused by growing unemployment resulted in certain limitations with respect to employment permits issued to foreigners. Number of foreigners in the labour market decreased however less than could be expected. Some foreigners moved to area of trade enterprises not so much regulated by the state. Regulation of work migrations can be done by means of number of issued work permits and green cards. These groups however make just under one fourth of the total number of employed foreigners. Foreigners have become an integral part both of the labour market and of the Czech society. It cannot be expected that they would react to shocks in the labour market by massive exodus from the country. On the contrary, many of them settled here permanently during recession. Hence it is necessary to open up actively institutions of the labour market to foreigners settled here thereby facilitate their economic participation, which is also a prerequisite of their successful integration in the Czech Republic.

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