Category Archives: labour market

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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Recession and Migration

A couple of studies on recession and migration. D’Amuri and Peri write that: “In this paper we analyze the impact of immigrants on the type and quantity of native jobs. We use data on 15 Western European countries during the … Continue reading

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Migration and the 2008 financial crisis

This Migration Policy Institute‘s report explores the impacts of the global financial crisis that began in September 2008 on migration flows, immigration policies, remittances, and on migrants themselves. The report first takes a look at the recession’s effect on differing … Continue reading

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Migration and recession

A Migration Policy Institute report shows that immigrants, particularly men and youth, have been disproportionately hit by the global economic crisis that began in fall 2008 and now confront a reality of dwindling budgets for public services and immigrant integration … 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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The economic benefits of legal migration in the EU

Here is the European Commission’s agenda on migration.

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