Category Archives: EU

Immigration and wages in UK

Much has been made of the research by Sir Stephen Nickell on the impact of immigration on wages, in which he suggested that there was “a small negative impact on average British wages.” That was specifically for semi/unskilled workers. The … Continue reading

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The true effect of migration: growth, higher wages, lower taxes

Closing borders does NOT reduce migration: Closing borders, as also shown in a report by the UK Home Office, would have the effect of diminishing circular EU migration. EU migrants, now able to go to another country, go back to their country of … Continue reading

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Europe sees rise in unaccompanied children seeking asylum

Pew Research Centre reports that there has been a rise in unaccompanied minors seeking asylum, with half of them coming from Afghanistan. “Since 2008, about 198,500 unaccompanied minors have entered Europe seeking asylum, according to data from Eurostat, the EU’s statistical agency. … Continue reading

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The slavery of migrant domestic workers

Dr Virginia Mantouvalou conducted an empirical study, a series of interviews with 24 migrant domestic workers who arrived in the UK on this visa. She reports the following: “Since 2012 migrant domestic workers arrive in the UK under very restrictive visa … Continue reading

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The case of Spain

Report from Bruegel on migration to Spain. “During the first decade of the twenty-first century, Spain experienced one of the largest waves of migration in European history, relative to its population. Shortly after signing the Treaty of Adherence to join … Continue reading

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Effect of migration on wages

As shown by Jonathan Portes, the estimated impact of migration on wages of people in semi-skilled and unskilled services (care homes, bars, restaurants, shops, cleaning etc.) is smaller than previously thought. The finding comes from the paper, entitled, “The impact … Continue reading

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Syrian refugee crisis

“An estimated 9 million Syrians have fled their homes since the outbreak of civil war in March 2011, taking refuge in neighbouring countries or within Syria itself. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), over 3 million … Continue reading

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