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Oiling the wheels? Flexible labour markets and the migration industry. / McCollum, David; Findlay, Allan.

In: Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Vol. 44, No. 4, 2018, p. 558-574.

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McCollum, D & Findlay, A 2018, 'Oiling the wheels? Flexible labour markets and the migration industry', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 558-574. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2017.1315505

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McCollum, D., & Findlay, A. (2018). Oiling the wheels? Flexible labour markets and the migration industry. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 44(4), 558-574. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2017.1315505

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McCollum D, Findlay A. Oiling the wheels? Flexible labour markets and the migration industry. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 2018;44(4):558-574. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2017.1315505

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McCollum, David ; Findlay, Allan. / Oiling the wheels? Flexible labour markets and the migration industry. In: Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 2018 ; Vol. 44, No. 4. pp. 558-574.

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