immigration

Publication date: 6 Dec 2019 | Publication type: General Election Briefing | Authors: Aitken, A, Manzoni, C, Runge, J
Immigration was one of the main issues around the UK’s decision to leave the EU. The outcome of the General Election is likely to determine the design of a future immigration system, with party proposals ranging from the introduction of a post-Brexit “Australian-style” points system, to continuing...
Publication date: 25 Apr 2019 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Employment & Social policy, Exiting the EU & Britain after Brexit | External authors: Green, A | JEL classification: J61, J68, R58 | Journal: National Institute Economic Review Issue 248 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
In an era of free movement UK employers have had ready access to a supply of labour from the European Union to fill lowskilled jobs. This has enabled them to adopt business models, operating within broader supply chains, that take advantage of this source of labour and the flexibility that many...
Publication date: 31 Oct 2018 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Dolton, P | JEL classification: J0, J3, J5, J6 | Journal: National Institute Economic Review Issue 246 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
This article takes a short personal ‘helicopter ride’ over the main policy issues in the UK labour market, putting them into the context of the developments which have taken place in applied econometrics. We overview NIESR’s role in the study of labour economics in postwar Britain and review some...
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: 19 Jun 2017 | Publication type: Policy Paper | Theme: Employment & Social policy, Exiting the EU & Britain after Brexit | Authors: Rolfe, H | External authors: Davies, G | Report number: 4
Alongside access to the singlemarket, EU immigration policy is arguably the most important issue facing employers and policymakers resulting from the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. At the time of publication, shortly after the General Election result and with a hung parliament in place...
Publication date: 2 Nov 2016 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Exiting the EU & Britain after Brexit | JEL classification: F22, J61, N34 | Journal: National Institute Economic Review Issue 238 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
This paper examines the short and long-term impacts of the UK referendum on migration flows and migration policy. Even in the short term – before any policy change – the vote will affect migration flows directly and indirectly through both economic and other channels. Post Brexit, two key issues...
Publication date: 10 May 2016 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Exiting the EU & Britain after Brexit | JEL classification: F22, J61, N34 | Journal: National Institute Economic Review Issue 236 | Pages: 14-22 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
Immigration and free movement are central issues in the UK’s referendum on EU membership. Although free movement was a founding principle of the EU, it only became of central economic and political importance after the expansion of the EU eastward in 2004. For the UK, the economic impacts of recent...
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...

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