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The UK Labour Market and Immigration

  • Jonathan Wadsworth

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    (Royal Holloway College, University of London, CEP, CReAM and IZA)

Rising immigration has undoubtedly been one of the most significant demographic developments experienced by the United Kingdom over the past fifteen years. This article reviews the evidence on the effects of immigration on the UK labour market. On average, it seems that immigration has not had much of an effect on either employment or pay. However, there may be some evidence of downward pressures on pay and jobs impact in the low skill sector, though these effects are not large.

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Article provided by National Institute of Economic and Social Research in its journal National Institute Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 213 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (July)
Pages: R35-R42

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Handle: RePEc:sae:niesru:v:213:y:2010:i:1:p:r35-r42
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