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Migration, Migrants and Policy in the United Kingdom

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  • Hatton, Timothy J.

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    (University of Essex)

  • Wheatley Price, Stephen

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    (University of Leicester)

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This paper draws together, in the form of a survey, a number of different aspects of the United Kingdom’s international migration experience since the Second World War. The areas covered include changes in the volume and composition of international migration and the factors influencing migration; the background to, and the development of restrictions on immigration; and the links between immigration policy and race relations. This is followed by an examination of the education and labour market status of immigrants and ethnic minorities as compared with native- born whites. Results from recent econometric research on wage and employment differentials are presented and interpreted in the wider context. Finally, the possible effects of migration on the economy at large are briefly discussed.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 81.

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Length: 70 pages
Date of creation: Dec 1999
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Publication status: published in: Zimmermann, K. (ed.), European Migration: What Do We Know? Oxford University Press, 2005
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  1. Stephen Wheatley Price, . "The Unemployment Experience of Male Immigrants in England," Discussion Papers in Public Sector Economics, Department of Economics, University of Leicester 98/10, Department of Economics, University of Leicester.
  2. John P Haisken-DeNew & Christoph M. Schmidt & Thomas Bauer, 2004. "International Labor Migration, Economic Growth and Labor Markets – The Current State of Affairs," RWI Discussion Papers, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung 0020, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung.
  3. Bauer, Thomas K. & Lofstrom, Magnus & Zimmermann, Klaus F., 2000. "Immigration Policy, Assimilation of Immigrants and Natives' Sentiments towards Immigrants: Evidence from 12 OECD-Countries," IZA Discussion Papers 187, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  4. Dustmann, Christian & Fabbri, Francesca, 2000. "Language Proficiency and Labour Market Performance of Immigrants in the UK," IZA Discussion Papers 156, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  5. Fertig, Michael & Schmidt, Christoph M., 2000. "Discretionary Measures of Active Labor Market Policy: The German Employment Promotion Reform in Perspective," IZA Discussion Papers 182, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  6. Tim Hatton, 2004. "Explaining Trends in UK Immigration," ANU Working Papers in Economics and Econometrics, Australian National University, College of Business and Economics, School of Economics 2004-440, Australian National University, College of Business and Economics, School of Economics.
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  9. Timothy Hatton, 2002. "Why Has UK Net Immigration Increased?," CEPR Discussion Papers, Centre for Economic Policy Research, Research School of Economics, Australian National University 457, Centre for Economic Policy Research, Research School of Economics, Australian National University.
  10. Ali Mansoor & Bryce Quillin, 2007. "Migration and Remittances : Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 6920, August.

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