To What Extent Does Immigration Lead to Displacement Effects and Subdued Growth in Earnings for UK Workers?

To What Extent Does Immigration Lead to Displacement Effects and Subdued Growth in Earnings for... Atl Econ J https://doi.org/10.1007/s11293-018-9576-8 ANTHOLOGY To What Extent Does Immigration Lead to Displacement Effects and Subdued Growth in Earnings for UK Workers? Jessica Green # International Atlantic Economic Society 2018 . . JEL J21 J30 O52 The paper explores how immigration has impacted employment and wages for UK natives between 2000 and 2016, using sub-periods to account for the EU enlargement in 2004 and the 2008 recession. The Long-Term International Migration (LTIM) series, which provides estimates of immigration, emigration and net migration flows, indicates that between 2000 and 2016 the UK experienced a significant increase in net migration, peaking in 2004, a 45% increase from 2003 to 2004, up 22% in terms of immigration. The rising trend in immigration and net migration has stimulated interest from economists and policy makers. One explanation for this is the potential adverse effects that immigration may have on wages and employment (Lucchino et al., 2012). The paper contributes to the literature surrounding immigration and its impact on the labour market by examining the following research questions: Does immigration lead to displacement of native workers; particularly for the lowest skill distribution group? Does immigration lead to subdued growth in native wages; particularly for the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Atlantic Economic Journal Springer Journals

To What Extent Does Immigration Lead to Displacement Effects and Subdued Growth in Earnings for UK Workers?

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Springer US
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Copyright © 2018 by International Atlantic Economic Society
Subject
Economics; Economics, general; Macroeconomics/Monetary Economics//Financial Economics; Microeconomics; International Economics; Public Finance
ISSN
0197-4254
eISSN
1573-9678
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10.1007/s11293-018-9576-8
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Atl Econ J https://doi.org/10.1007/s11293-018-9576-8 ANTHOLOGY To What Extent Does Immigration Lead to Displacement Effects and Subdued Growth in Earnings for UK Workers? Jessica Green # International Atlantic Economic Society 2018 . . JEL J21 J30 O52 The paper explores how immigration has impacted employment and wages for UK natives between 2000 and 2016, using sub-periods to account for the EU enlargement in 2004 and the 2008 recession. The Long-Term International Migration (LTIM) series, which provides estimates of immigration, emigration and net migration flows, indicates that between 2000 and 2016 the UK experienced a significant increase in net migration, peaking in 2004, a 45% increase from 2003 to 2004, up 22% in terms of immigration. The rising trend in immigration and net migration has stimulated interest from economists and policy makers. One explanation for this is the potential adverse effects that immigration may have on wages and employment (Lucchino et al., 2012). The paper contributes to the literature surrounding immigration and its impact on the labour market by examining the following research questions: Does immigration lead to displacement of native workers; particularly for the lowest skill distribution group? Does immigration lead to subdued growth in native wages; particularly for the

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Published: Jun 4, 2018

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