Despite the large inflows of immigrants experienced in a number of OECD countries, there is no consensus among economists about the causal effect of low-skilled immigration on native labour market outcomes. The reason is simple. Migrants decide when and where to go, and the implied changes in labour market outcomes determines how natives respond to immigration inflows.
Migration and wage dynamics: Evidence from the Mexican peso crisis
Joan Monras, 22 December 2013
The fiscal effects of immigration to the UK
Christian Dustmann, Tommaso Frattini, 13 November 2013
The impact of immigration on the tax and welfare system and the net fiscal consequences is perhaps the single most prominent economic issue in the public debate over the pros and cons of immigration.
Language barriers? The impact of non-native English speakers in the classroom
Charlotte Geay, Sandra McNally, Shqiponja Telhaj, 14 September 2013
In the UK, as in other countries, there has been a rapid increase in the number of non-native speakers. In England the number of non-native speakers has increased by a third in the last decade. Now, roughly one in nine children between the ages of five and 11 do not speak English as a first language.
Immigration, elderly care and labour-force participation: Can immigration help women retire later?
Giovanni Peri, Agnese Romiti, Mariacristina Rossi, 8 September 2013
During the last decade immigrants have increased their presence in the labour force of many rich countries. In several of those countries manually intensive occupations, such as those in the household service sector, have employed many of them. Particularly in Italy, immigrants have disproportionately staffed the long-term care sector for elderly people.
Immigrants reduce geographic inequality
Brian C Cadena, Brian Kovak, 12 August 2013
Recently, economists have noticed some disturbing trends in the US economy. Job creation, job destruction, and job-to-job switches are all in decline (Davis, Faberman, and Haltiwanger 2012; Hyatt and Spletzer 2013). Further, fewer and fewer people are making long-distance moves in order to take better jobs (Molloy, Smith, and Wozniak 2011).
How immigrant children affect the academic achievement of native Dutch children
Asako Ohinata, Jan van Ours, 25 July 2013
The large inflow of immigrants into Europe has changed the makeup of school student populations. The impact of this on European school systems is a matter of headlines in some European nations. For example, some of the UK media has been reporting how teachers are under strain as they cope with the influx of immigrants moving into UK (e.g. Loveys 2010).
Visa policies and multilateral resistance to migration
Simone Bertoli, Jesús Fernández-Huertas Moraga, 28 January 2013
A large number of immigrants to the US do not have a legal residence permit. Most of these entered legally, and simply stayed. A report by the US General Accounting Office suggested that the number of overstayers amounted to approximately 2.3 million in the early 2000s, representing at least one fourth of the total number of illegal aliens in the country.
Sparking off the magic of diasporas
Alireza Naghavi, Chiara Strozzi, 18 November 2012
In a keynote address at the second annual Global Diaspora Forum in Washington, DC, this summer, Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, said she believes that diaspora communities could help solve problems back in their home countries: “By tapping into the experiences, the energy, the expertise of diaspora communities, we can reverse the so-called ‘brain drain’ that slows
The impact of immigration on the educational attainment of natives
Jennifer Hunt, 17 November 2012
The increase in wage inequality in a large number of developed countries has heightened the importance of ensuring all children complete at least an apprenticeship or 12 years of high school.
Immigration and voting for the extreme right
Martin Halla, Alexander Wagner, Josef Zweimüller , 19 September 2012
Voters in many European countries – including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Norway, and Switzerland – have recently expressed strong support for extreme right-wing parties. This is new. From the 1970s until the mid-1980s, hardly any extreme right-wing party had gained more than 5% in a general election.
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