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International Migration in Ireland, 2012


  • Philip J. O’Connell

    (UCD Geary Institute, University College Dublin)

  • Corona Joyce

    (Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin)


This working paper is based on the Irish report to the OECD Continuous Reporting System on Migration (the SOPEMI Expert Group). As such, the focus of the report is largely shaped by the reporting requirements for the preparation of the annual OECD International Migration Outlook. The principal reference year is 2011, although information relating to early-2012 is included where available and relevant. The Executive Summary which provides an overview of the main findings of the report, Section 2 discusses the main developments in migration and integration policy in Ireland in 2011. Section 3 reviews the statistics on inward and outward migration movements. Section 4 examines trends in the population, informed by Census 2011. Migration and the labour market are discussed in Section 5. The final section presents a review of Irish research on discrimination against immigrants, which is intended to contribute to a special focus on discrimination in the forthcoming International Migration Outlook 2013.

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  • Philip J. O’Connell & Corona Joyce, 2013. "International Migration in Ireland, 2012," Working Papers 201304, Geary Institute, University College Dublin.
  • Handle: RePEc:ucd:wpaper:201304

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    1. Barrett, Alan & Kelly, Elish, 2010. "The Impact of Ireland's Recession on the Labour Market Outcomes of its Immigrants," IZA Discussion Papers 5218, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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    3. Barrett, Alan & Duffy, David, 2007. "Are Ireland’s Immigrants Integrating into its Labour Market?," IZA Discussion Papers 2838, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    4. Alan Barrett & Adele Bergin & David Duffy, 2006. "The Labour Market Characteristics and Labour Market Impacts of Immigrants in Ireland," The Economic and Social Review, Economic and Social Studies, vol. 37(1), pages 1-26.
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    6. Russell, Helen & Quinn, Emma & King O'Riain, Rebecca & McGinnity, Frances, 2008. "The Experience of Discrimination in Ireland: Analysis of the QNHS Equality Module," Research Series, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), number BKMNEXT120.
    7. Frances McGinnity & Peter D. Lunn, 2011. "Measuring discrimination facing ethnic minority job applicants: an Irish experiment," Work, Employment & Society, British Sociological Association, vol. 25(4), pages 693-708, December.
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    1. Gillian Kingston & Frances McGinnity & Philip J. O’Connell, 2013. "Discrimination in the Irish Labour Market: Nationality, Ethnicity and the Recession," Working Papers 201323, Geary Institute, University College Dublin.

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    international migration; ireland; workforce; labour market;

    JEL classification:

    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification

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