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Immigrant Key Workers: Their Contribution to Europe's COVID-19 Response

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  • Fasani, Francesco

    () (Queen Mary, University of London)

  • Mazza, Jacopo

    () (European Commission, Joint Research Centre)

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This note describes the contribution of migrant workers to the ongoing effort to keep basic services running in the Union during the COVID-19 epidemic. We quantify the prevalence of migrant workers in the so called "key professions" that the Commission and Member States have identified using the most recent wave of the EU Labour Force Survey. Our results show that migrant "key workers" are essential for critical functions in European societies.

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  • Fasani, Francesco & Mazza, Jacopo, 2020. "Immigrant Key Workers: Their Contribution to Europe's COVID-19 Response," IZA Policy Papers 155, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  • Handle: RePEc:iza:izapps:pp155
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    1. Basso, Gaetano & Boeri, Tito & Caiumi, Alessandro & Paccagnella, Marco, 2020. "The New Hazardous Jobs and Worker Reallocation," IZA Discussion Papers 13532, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).

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    migrant workers; COVID-19 epidemic; key occupations;

    JEL classification:

    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • K37 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - Immigration Law

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