Migration, Crisis and Adjustment in an Enlarged E(M)U: The Spanish Perspective

42 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2014

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Núria Rodríguez-Planas

City University New York (CUNY), Queens College; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Lidia Farré

Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) - Institute for Economic Analysis; Universidad de Alicante

Abstract

This paper investigates the labour market and welfare changes experienced by enlarged-EU migrants before and after 2007. For this purpose, we briefly review the Spanish socio-economic institutional background, as well as its migration policy towards enlarged-EU citizens. Then we discuss the importance of inflows and stocks of enlarged-EU migrants in Spain, including their socio-demographic, labour market and welfare use characteristics. We proceed to evaluate the impact of enlarged-EU migrants on the Spanish labour market and the welfare state, with particular attention paid to how the situation has changed for enlarged-EU migrants after 2007, in relation to other migrants and natives. After investigating the effects of enlarged-EU migrants on the native population, the paper concludes with a discussion on lessons learned.

Keywords: immigration, EU enlargement, Great Recession

JEL Classification: J15, J24, J61, J62

Suggested Citation

Rodriguez-Planas, Nuria and Farré, Lidia, Migration, Crisis and Adjustment in an Enlarged E(M)U: The Spanish Perspective. IZA Discussion Paper No. 8091, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2424190

Nuria Rodriguez-Planas (Contact Author)

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Lidia Farré

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Universidad de Alicante ( email )

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