The economic and social impacts of migration have been explored in a number of research studies and reports.
West Midlands Economic Migrants project
This research was undertaken to address a gap in understanding of the size and profile of migrant workers and their motivation for location in the West Midlands region. It was also designed to assess labour market and economic impacts of migrant workers and implications for skills and training provision.
Results of the West Midlands Economic Migrants Project
House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee
The Committee is conducting an inquiry into the economic impact of immigration in the UK. The Call for Evidence and Press Release have more information and can be found on the Economic Affairs Committee webpage. Oral evidence sessions are currently underway. The deadline for written submissions has passed.
London economy report
This report, by the London School of Economics and Political Science, examines the impact of recent, current and projected waves of international migration both on the competitiveness of the London economy and on the economic welfare of residents and workers. The report finds that years of unprecedented migration to London have strongly boosted the London economy and had a neutral effect on housing rental – but boroughs need a change in Government policy to adapt to increasing pressures on public services.
The Economics of migration:TUC report
This paper addresses five key questions which regularly arise in debates about the economic consequences of immigration to the UK. These questions are:
The impact of free movement of workers from central and Eastern Europe on the labour market: early evidence DWP report 2005
This paper draws together the available evidence in order to make an early impact assessment for the response of the UK labour market to migrant flows from the accession countries.
ESRC/QMUL: The ESRC and Queen Mary University of London have completed a number of studies looking at migrant labour in low paid employment in London.
Commmission for rural communities
Commission for Rural Communities (CRM). CRM has been looking at the challenges posed by migrant workers to service providers and others, as well as the contributions which migrant workers are making to local rural economies. They have examined migration of workers from the A8 countries into rural areas of England since May 2004 and provide an evidence base on the current numbers of the A8 migrant workers in rural areas and the impact this is having on rural economies and societies. In addition they have identified a variety of good practice examples of public, private and voluntary and community sector initiatives, which address some of the issues and challenges.
Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies
The Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) completed a research project in June 2006 for CLG, assessing the local and regional impact of international migration. The project involved literature reviews, analysis of census data, analysis of WRS data, two in depth qualitative case studies (Peterborough and Newcastle-upon-Tyne), and culminated in the development of 3 scenarios looking at the potential implications of migration over the next 10 years (based on i) rapid growth, ii) steady but limited growth, and iii) low growth).
"Assessing the lcoal and regional impacts of international migration"
University of Warwick
University of Warwick Institute for Employment Research. IER have completed a number of projects on migrant workers, in particular focusing on East Midlands, West Midlands and South Lincolnshire.
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