Effects of Migration on European Labour Market Equilibrium

Proceedings of 8th International Conference «Economic Integration, Competition and Cooperation», 6-9 April, Opatija, University of Rijeka – Faculty of Economics, CD with Full papers

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Ivo Družić

University of Zagreb - Faculty of Economics & Business

Ana Andabaka Badurina

University of Zagreb - Faculty of Economics & Business

Marija Penava

University of Zagreb - Faculty of Economics & Business

Date Written: April 6, 2011

Abstract

This paper investigates the labour market effects of migration-related supply shocks on labour market. Immigration has become important socio-economic phenomenon for many countries in globalized world. It is therefore the subject of increasingly vigorous political debate. Focusing mostly on European migration, we provide an evaluative review which aims to enhance the understanding of migration and its potential role for development. However, regardless of (i) the demographic change that induces population ageing, low fertility rates, and increase in life expectancy, as well as (ii) a labour market that is characterized by high levels of unemployment for low-skilled people and a simultaneous shortage of skilled workers that the EU is facing today, it still lacks the common immigration policy that would address this issues. In such a situation, an economically motivated common immigration policy at the European level can result in welfare improvements.

Keywords: EU migration, labour market, migration policy

JEL Classification: F22, J61, O15

Suggested Citation

Družić, Ivo and Andabaka Badurina, Ana and Penava, Marija, Effects of Migration on European Labour Market Equilibrium (April 6, 2011). Proceedings of 8th International Conference «Economic Integration, Competition and Cooperation», 6-9 April, Opatija, University of Rijeka – Faculty of Economics, CD with Full papers, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2232717 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2232717

Ivo Družić (Contact Author)

University of Zagreb - Faculty of Economics & Business ( email )

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Zagreb, City of Zagreb 10000
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Ana Andabaka Badurina

University of Zagreb - Faculty of Economics & Business ( email )

Trg J. F. Kennedyja 6
Zagreb, City of Zagreb 10000
Croatia

Marija Penava

University of Zagreb - Faculty of Economics & Business ( email )

Trg J. F. Kennedyja 6
Zagreb, City of Zagreb 10000
Croatia

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