Work in Progress – public sociology blog of the American Sociological Association

Maury, Olivia. Between a promise and a salary: unpaid labor among student-migrant-workers. Work in Progress – public sociology blog of the American Sociological Association (ASA). http://www.wipsociology.org/2020/07/07/between-a-promise-and-a-salary-unpaid-labor-among-student-migrant-workers/

Based on a recent article, I demonstrate that many non-EU student-migrants perform unpaid work in an effort to build a successful future while inhabiting a legally insecure migration status. The students perform unpaid work in temporary and platform jobs to secure a renewed temporary student residence permit, as well as in unpaid internships with the hope of getting access to future highly skilled employment.

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