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Labour market effects of Eastern European migration in Wales
journal contributionposted on 2014-12-11, 11:16 authored by Sara Lemos
The enlargement of the European Union in May 2004 triggered a relatively large and rapid migration inflow into Wales which was concentrated into narrow districts and occupations. We found little evidence that the inflow of migrants contributed to a fall in wages or a rise in claimant unemployment in Wales between 2004 and 2006. In particular, we found no evidence of an adverse impact on young, female or low-skilled claimant unemployment and no evidence of an adverse impact on the wages of the low-paid.
CitationManchester School, 2014, 82 (5), pp. 524-548
Author affiliation/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCE/Department of Economics
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