Immigration Regulations and Social Reproduction

Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship Series book series (MDC)


In chapters 4 and 5, we examined the use of reproductive labour in different sites and sectors and with varying skills. Whilst in Chapter 4 we outlined some of the ways in which the state shaped and intervened in diverse sites of social reproduction, here we focus on the state, often in collaboration with other organisations such as professional bodies and recruitment agencies, as a significantmediator between migrants, labour markets and immigration regulations through which social reproduction is played out. Immigration regulations act as a filter encouraging certain kinds of migrants, as states position themselves in narratives of globalisation and national imaginaries and deal with complex and often conflicting demands between different economic, social and political interests through the construction of stratifying systems within an overall framework of managed migration (Kofman 2008; Morris 2002).


Labour Market European Union Immigration Policy Domestic Worker Permanent Residence 
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© Eleonore Kofman and Parvati Raghuram 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Middlesex UniversityUK
  2. 2.Open UniversityUK

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