Category Archives: unemployment

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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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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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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