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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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The perilous journey of asylum seekers to the EU

The BBC reports that this year, 63,000 migrants have reached Greece and 62,000 Italy. 1,865 died in the crossing, mostly trying to get to Italy. Last year, 3,279 people died. “The largest migrant group by nationality in 2015 is Syrians – … Continue reading

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Migrants increase exports and productivity

A recent paper from the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) finds that: Immigrants increase overall productivity in service-producing firms, revealing a cost cutting impact on these firms. Immigrants also reduce the extent of country-specific offshoring, consistent with a reallocation … Continue reading

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Migration and Welfare Benefits

Highlights from a summary of the facts on migrants’ access to benefits by Madeleine Sumption and William Allen of the Migration Observatory in collaboration with Full Fact. Most non-EEA nationals who are subject to immigration control are not allowed access to “public … Continue reading

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Migrants benefit the US start-up economy

(From an article on Business Insider) “Immigrants secure patents at double the native rate, and more than half of startups in Silicon Valley were founded by foreign-born entrepreneurs, according to entrepreneur and academic Vivek Wadhwa and the Kauffman Foundation. “These data imply … Continue reading

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Migration & the economy

Migrants contribute £25bn to UK economy: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/nov/05/migration-target-useless-experts?CMP=twt_gu Migrants are net contributors: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/mar/06/uk-benefits-eu-migrants-what-crisis Migration raises income (US focus): http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2013/04/22/immigration_raises_american_income.html Migrants do not ‘steal’ jobs (lump of labour fallacy): http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jameskirkup/100208823/immigration-if-only-politicians-would-lead-not-follow/ Reflections on growth and immigration: http://notthetreasuryview.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/the-economic-objectives-of-immigration.html Compilation of research: http://www.europarl.org.uk/view/en/Food_for_Thought/UKEUMigration.html

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