Category Archives: migration

Freedom of Movement, Wages, and Posted Workers

In an attempt to mask xenophobia as a legitimate concern for workers’ low pay, many on the left have attacked Freedom of Movement (FoM) within the EU. The research shows that immigration does not affect wages and that the fall … Continue reading

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Does foreign-aid deter migration?

A policy paper from the Center for Global Development suggests that foreign-aid increases the likelihood of migration from developing countries. Aid agencies can play a vital role in shaping migration by making it beneficial for all involved. Economic development in … Continue reading

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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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Welfare does not attract migrants

Corrado Giulietti (IZA) found that contrary to the welfare magnet hypothesis, empirical evidence suggests that immigration decisions are not made on the basis of the relative generosity of the receiving nation’s social benefits. Even when immigrants are found to use … Continue reading

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Legalisation of migrants increases income of native workers

Economists Andri Chassamboulli and Giovanni Peri have found that: “increasing deportation rates and tightening border control weakens low-skilled labor markets, increasing unemployment of native low-skilled workers. Legalization, instead, decreases the unemployment rate of low-skilled natives and increases income per native.” … Continue reading

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