Johannes Lindvall

Johannes Lindvall

Professor

Johannes Lindvall

Unions and the rights of migrants in the long run

Author

  • Sara Kalm
  • Johannes Lindvall
  • Frida Boräng

Summary, in Swedish

We use historical data on union density and new historical data on policies toward migrants to study the long-run relationship between the strength of trade unions and the social and economic rights of migrants in the Global North. In countries with strong trade unions, there was, for a long time, a widening distance between the rights of migrants and the rights of citizens, probably because the rights of citizens expanded sooner and more quickly than the rights of migrants. Over time, however, the differences between countries with strong and weak unions have diminished, and in more recent years, the ‘rights gap’ between citizens and migrants has in fact been smaller in countries with strong unions than in countries with weak unions.

Avdelning/ar

  • Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

Publiceringsår

2020

Language

Engelska

Sidor

557-570

Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie

Journal of European Social Policy

Volym

30

Issue

5

Dokumenttyp

Artikel i tidskrift

Förlag

SAGE Publications

Ämne

  • Political Science

Nyckelord

  • Discrimination
  • labour market
  • migrant rights
  • trade unions
  • welfare states

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Övrigt

  • ISSN: 0958-9287