Four research reports from June 2008

The impact of migration from new EU Member States on native workers
(Dept. of Work & Pensions, June 2008)
Abstract: This paper examines the impact of migration from the new EU Member States on the labour market outcomes of natives in the UK… We find no statistically significant impact of A8 migration on claimant unemployment. In particular we find no adverse impacts on the young or low-skilled. Nor do we find a statistically significant impact on wages, either on average or at any point in the wage distribution.
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Review of Migrant Integration Policy in the UK
(Communities and Local Government, 11 June 2008)
This paper seeks to review the current strategic and policy framework, processes and provisions in place or under development to support the integration of new migrants. On this basis it considers where further provision is required. The review includes a feasibility study of the need for an Integration Agency to support new migrants, as recommended by the Commission for Integration and Cohesion.
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Managing the Impacts of Migration: A Cross-Government Approach
(Communities and Local Government, 11 June 2008)
Managing the Impacts of Migration: A Cross-Government Approach sets out the Government’s approach to managing the impacts of international migration locally and nationally. It sets out how we will maximise the economic benefits that migration brings to the UK, while minimising any transitional pressures felt by communities and local service providers.
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Towards a Global Labour Market? Globalisation and the Knowledge Economy
(Work Foundation, June 2008)
The UK will need to attract more highly skilled workers from abroad – both from the European Union and outside it – in order to secure the future of high technology, ‘knowledge intensive’ industries in an increasingly global world, this paper argues.
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