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Measuring the impact of immigration on subjective well-being



Howley P & Moro M (2021) Measuring the impact of immigration on subjective well-being. University of Stirling Public Policy Blog [Blog post] 24.05.2021.

Paragraph: Increasing public concern with immigration coincides with rising numbers of people moving to the UK for study or work, especially after the 2004 EU accession. A natural question to ask is why is immigration a topic of such concern for many? The typical reasons cited revolve around job losses and pressure on public services. Thanks to the availability of high-quality local-area data on immigration flows and labour market statistics, economists have extensively studied the economic impacts associated with immigration. Studies from around the world, including the UK, show that immigration has relatively benign impacts on wages, employment and unemployment outcomes for existing residents.

Type of mediaBlog post
Publication date24/05/2021
Publication date online24/05/2021
PublisherUniversity of Stirling
Publisher URL…tive-well-being/

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Professor Mirko Moro

Professor Mirko Moro

Professor, Economics