Tag Archives: migration

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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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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How many refugees does each EU country take?

Here you can access a series of clear graphs on the proportion of refugees taken by each country in the EU. Sweden and Germany take the highest number per population. This is partly because Sweden and Germany are more likely … Continue reading

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Population increase and decrease in the EU

(only available in German) Population change from 2001 to 2011 – Red: increase – Blue: decrease

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Migration, Mexico, and the US

It’s always worth remembering that many parts of what now is the US were part of Mexico in the past. As I mentioned in a previous post, before 1965 immigration law was based on ‘racial/national’ discrimination. Based on immigration flows from … Continue reading

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