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Immigration and the Underground Economy in New Receiving South European Countries: Manifold Negative Effects, Manifold Deep-rooted Causes

Immigration and the Underground Economy in New Receiving South European Countries: Manifold... 08 reyneri (jk/d).fm Page 117 Monday, May 12, 2003 10:11 AM International Review of Sociology—Revue Internationale de Sociologie, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2003 Immigration and the Underground Economy in New Receiving South European Countries: Manifold Negative Effects, Manifold Deep-rooted Causes EMILIO REYNERI University of Milan–Bicocca An in-depth study led us to show that the underground economy had a quite crucial role in shaping contemporary migratory movements towards southern European countries. An overwhelming majority of migrants were working in an underground economy, at least for a while, although only a few as ‘ethnic businessmen’, but they did not constitute the cause of this phenomenon which is endogenous. On the contrary, we are going to stress four main negative effects upon migratory flows, and migrants’ insertion caused by a lasting underground economy largely spread in receiving countries. Nevertheless, first, three features of contemporary migration are to be pointed out, because most migrants are different both from the 1960s and 1970s ‘temporary and targeted migrants’, and from refugees who are often overemphasized in the public imagination. 1. The New Immigrants: Mostly Unauthorized, but having Various Personal Characteristics and Migratory Projects As it is quite obvious, from the starting stage of a migratory http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Review of Sociology Taylor & Francis

Immigration and the Underground Economy in New Receiving South European Countries: Manifold Negative Effects, Manifold Deep-rooted Causes

International Review of Sociology , Volume 13 (1): 27 – Mar 1, 2003
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08 reyneri (jk/d).fm Page 117 Monday, May 12, 2003 10:11 AM International Review of Sociology—Revue Internationale de Sociologie, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2003 Immigration and the Underground Economy in New Receiving South European Countries: Manifold Negative Effects, Manifold Deep-rooted Causes EMILIO REYNERI University of Milan–Bicocca An in-depth study led us to show that the underground economy had a quite crucial role in shaping contemporary migratory movements towards southern European countries. An overwhelming majority of migrants were working in an underground economy, at least for a while, although only a few as ‘ethnic businessmen’, but they did not constitute the cause of this phenomenon which is endogenous. On the contrary, we are going to stress four main negative effects upon migratory flows, and migrants’ insertion caused by a lasting underground economy largely spread in receiving countries. Nevertheless, first, three features of contemporary migration are to be pointed out, because most migrants are different both from the 1960s and 1970s ‘temporary and targeted migrants’, and from refugees who are often overemphasized in the public imagination. 1. The New Immigrants: Mostly Unauthorized, but having Various Personal Characteristics and Migratory Projects As it is quite obvious, from the starting stage of a migratory

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