economic impact

Publication date: 11 Oct 2018 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Employment & Social policy, Exiting the EU & Britain after Brexit | Authors: Rolfe, H, Runge, J, Hudson-Sharp, N, Ahlstrom-Vij, K | Project: Evidence and perceptions in the post-Brexit immigration debate
Funded by the Leverhulme Trust, researchers from NIESR and Birkbeck explored public attitudes to EU immigration and how people use and respond to evidence on the economic impacts of immigration. Based on 12 focus groups with 105 participants in a Leave voting area of the UK, the report tests out...
Publication date: 28 Jan 2016 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Exiting the EU & Britain after Brexit | Authors: Rolfe, H, Hudson-Sharp, N
Opinion polls have shown for some time that the public sees immigration as one of the most important issues facing Britain (Ipsos Mori, 2015). At the same time, public understanding of evidence on the economic impacts of immigration is poor and strongly influenced by the media. This in turn affects...