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Immigration and the Reallocation of Work Health Risks

Event date
Monday, 31 October, 2016
Event time
12:30 to 14:00
Event place
Event Type
Offline Event
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As part of our Seminar Series, The National Institute of Economic and Social Research is delighted to have Catia Nicodemo, Research Fellow, Centre for Health Service Economics & Organisation, University of Oxford, presenting a paper on Immigration and the Reallocation of Work Health Risks, on Monday 31st October. 

The seminar will run from 1pm to 2pm preceded by a sandwich lunch served by 12.30pm


This paper studies the effects of immigration on the allocation of occupational physical burden and work health risks. Using data for England and Wales from the Labour Force Survey, we find that, on average, immigration leads to a reallocation of UK-born workers towards jobs characterized by lower physical intensity and injury risk. The results also show important differences across skill groups. Immigration reduces the average physical burden of UK-born workers with medium and high levels of education, but has no significant effect on those with low levels.


Where: NIESR, 2 Dean Trench Street, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HE

When:  Monday 31st October, 12.30pm-14.00pm

To RSVP please contact Luca Pieri:  

Email: b.hollingshead [at] niesr.ac.uk (subject: Press%20Conference)

Tel: 020 7654 1931

We look forward to seeing you at the seminar.