Citation Shapira M (2010) Understanding the Impact of Immigration on the Labour Market Outcomes of British Workers. In: Stillwell J & van Ham M (eds.) Ethnicity and Integration: Understanding Population Trends and Processes: volume 3. Understanding Population Trends and Processes, 3. Amsterdam: Springer, pp. 153-178. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-90-481-9103-1_8
Abstract The integration of immigrants into their host society is by no means a one-directional process. Not only do immigrants need to adjust to the host society, but also the receiving country needs to adjust in response, especially if the immigrant influx is large. This research findings show that spatial concentrations of established migrants have a net positive association with wages but a net negative association with the chances of employment of long-term residents. The effect of new (post-2004) migrants on the labour market outcomes of long-term resident workers depends on the relative size of the pre-2004 migrant population in a local labour market; this effect is negative only in local labour markets where a proportion of established migrant population is small.