This (Dutch) report summarises an online survey among labour migrants that examines their housing, work and living situation. The (1st) survey provides insight into a number of relevant categories of labour migrants working on the Dutch labour market. The survey examines both their (objective) situation and the way in which they (subjectively) experience that situation. Labour migrants connect both positive and negative sides to their stay in the Netherlands, with housing and living conditions being mentioned by far the most. Of the 1,634 migrants surveyed, more are negative (40%) than positive (25%) about their housing and living conditions. Almost half of the respondents (46%) would like to exchange their current living situation for a better one. Labour migrants less often have a permanent employment contract than the Dutch labour force. This lower share of permanent contracts is almost entirely on account of the low-skilled working migrants. Also striking is the imbalance between education received and actual work in the category of low-skilled workers from Eastern Europe.
|Translated title of the contribution||The results of the 1st labour migrants' panel: A first research of the housing, living and working conditions of labour migrants in the Netherlands|
|Publisher||Het Kenniscentrum Arbeidsmigranten|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Apr 2021|
- Labour Migration
- free movement, recruitment, compliance, regime-shopping, posting, social security
- migrant workers