migration

Publication date: 1 Oct 2017 | Publication type: Journal article/book/chapter | Theme: Education & Labour | Authors: Rolfe, H | Journal: Social Policy and Society No. 4 Vol. 16 | Pages: 623-634 | Publisher: Cambridge University Press
In the last ten years, EU migrants have come to play an important role in the UK labour force. They have become increasingly present in low-skilled occupations, where the largest proportional increase has been migration from Eastern and Central European countries. Drawing on research carried out...
Publication date: 11 Aug 2016 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Exiting the EU & Britain after Brexit | Authors: Rolfe, H
The EU referendum gave an equal say to all eligible voters but some had more of a stake in the outcome than others, among them employers of EU migrants. Between the end of 2015 and early 2016 we interviewed 24 employers in the low skilled sectors of food and drink, hospitality and construction...
Publication date: 24 May 2016 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Britain & Finance | Authors: Lisenkova, K | External authors: Sanchez-Martinez, M | JEL classification: C68, E17, H53, J11, J21 | NIESR discussion paper number: 460
This paper looks at the possible scenarios of migration policy should the UK leave the EU. The paper uses an OLG model which brings together labour market, fiscal and other macroeconomic effects in one framework. It also adds a dynamic perspective, differentiates between natives and different...
Publication date: 10 May 2016 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Exiting the EU & Britain after Brexit | External authors: Barnard, C, Ludlow, A | JEL classification: I38, I22, J23 | Journal: National Institute Economic Review Issue 236 | Pages: 23-30 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
For many people the key question in the referendum is whether a vote to leave will enable the UK to take back control of its borders. So for them the focus is primarily on Article 45 on the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) which allows free movement of workers. But for...
Publication date: 27 Apr 2016 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Exiting the EU & Britain after Brexit | Authors: Rolfe, H, Hudson-Sharp, N
This report is an in-depth study of three sectors employing large numbers of EU migrants – hospitality, food and drink, and construction – and finds employers concerned about their ability to fill vacancies if free movement of labour is reduced or comes to an end. Some are also worried that any EU...
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...
Publication date: 14 Sep 2015 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Employment & Social policy | External authors: Moussavi, Y
This Policy Brief was written by Yano Moussavi, who is currently a Research Intern at NIESR, and is a postgraduate student at the London School of Economics.  NIESR's work on mobility and immigration issues in the European Union is supported by the ESRC's "Britain in a Changing Europe" programme...
Publication date: 10 Jul 2013 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity, Exiting the EU & Britain after Brexit | Authors: Holland, D | Publisher: European Commission | Report to: European Employment Observatory
 - EThe widening economic asymmetries within the European Union have called into question the ability of labour mobility to act as a shock absorber within the EU. While free movement of workers within the EU was established more than 40 years ago, the rate of mobility within the EU has remained...

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