564.8 ‘Where are you from' in the domestic labour market. The employment of immigrants in Italy through life course analysis

Friday, August 3, 2012: 12:00 AM
Faculty of Economics, TBA
Distributed Paper
Annalisa LENDARO , LEST-CNRS, Aix-en-Provence (France), France
This paper analyses how nationality and ethnic origin in hiring impact on immigrant women employment in the domestic labour sector. Referring to a life course analysis, we ask how immigrant job seekers use ethnic categories and social networks to fin a job, to change their administrative status, to manage family and transnational ties.

Based on three case studies in Italy and on deep-interviews, we propose an original framework to analyse public policies and their power of crating boundaries between Europeans and “Extra-communitarian” foreigners (non EU), and to understand the strategies that immigrants can use to overcome difficulties and/or administrative deadlocks.