Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Immigration impacts

There is a lot of talk in the UK and US blogosphere on immigration. In 2005 Portes published a DWP paper assessing the impact of Eastern European immigrants on the UK labour market. The results
suggest that the primary impact of A8 migration has been to increase output and total employment, with minimal impact on native workers, although higher levels of accession-worker migration do appear to be associated with small increases in the claimant unemployment count.

I think this should silence some of the critics.

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