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Immigration and inter-regional mobility in the UK, 1982-2000

Hatton, TJ and Tani, M (2005) 'Immigration and inter-regional mobility in the UK, 1982-2000.' Economic Journal, 115 (507). ISSN 0013-0133

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Most studies that look across local labour markets have found the effects of immigration to be benign. One possibility is that immigrants to a specific area simply push non-immigrants onwards elsewhere, thereby diffusing the labour market effects, Examining net internal migration between 11 regions of Britain over two decades, we find consistently negative displacement effects but their magnitude and significance varies. The effects are somewhat stronger for the southern regions where immigration from abroad is concentrated. The results suggest that internal migration is one of the mechanisms through which regional labour markets adjust to immigration shocks. © Royal Economic Society 2005.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2012 20:59
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2019 16:15

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