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The Local Labour Market Effects of Immigration in the UK

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  • Dustmann, Christian

    (University College London)

  • Francesca Fabbri
  • Ian Preston

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This paper provides an empirical analysis of the employment effects of immigration using UK data. We show that on a theoretical level, the effects of immigration on labour market outcomes depend on assumptions regarding the number of goods produced in the economy, and whether these goods are tradable or not. We then discuss the problems that may arise in empirical estimations, and suggests ways to address these problems. Our empirical analysis is based on data from the Labour Force Survey. There is some evidence that immigration affects employment prospects negatively; however, estimated effects are not significantly different from zero.

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Paper provided by Royal Economic Society in its series Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2003 with number 70.

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Date of creation: 04 Jun 2003
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  1. Tim Hatton, 2004. "Explaining Trends in UK Immigration," ANU Working Papers in Economics and Econometrics 2004-440, Australian National University, College of Business and Economics, School of Economics.
  2. Gerard Thomas Horvath, 2011. "Immigration and Distribution of Wages in Austria," NRN working papers 2011-09, The Austrian Center for Labor Economics and the Analysis of the Welfare State, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.
  3. Hatton, Timothy J & Massimiliano Tani, 2003. "Immigration and Inter-Regional Mobility in the UK, 1982-2000," Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2003 101, Royal Economic Society.
  4. Karin Mayr, 2003. "Immigration and Majority Voting on Income Redistriubtion-Is there a Case for Opposition from Natives?," Economics working papers 2003-08, Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.
  5. Hainmueller, Jens & Hiscox, Michael J., 2007. "Educated Preferences: Explaining Attitudes Toward Immigration in Europe," International Organization, Cambridge University Press, vol. 61(02), pages 399-442, April.
  6. Stefano STAFFOLANI & Enzo VALENTINI, 2009. "Does Immigration Raise Blue and White Collar Wages of Natives?," Working Papers 330, Universita' Politecnica delle Marche (I), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali.
  7. Max Nathan, 2011. "The Long Term Impacts of Migration in British Cities: Diversity, Wages, Employment and Prices," SERC Discussion Papers 0067, Spatial Economics Research Centre, LSE.
  8. Steinhardt, Max Friedrich, 2006. "Arbeitsmarkt und Migration: Eine empirische Analyse der Lohn- und Besch√§ftigungseffekte der Zuwanderung f√ľr Deutschland," HWWI Research Papers 3-4, Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI).

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