Immigration and Inter-Regional Mobility in the UK, 1982-2000

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Timothy J. Hatton

University of Essex - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Massimiliano Tani

University of New South Wales - Australian Defence Force Academy; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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Abstract

Most studies that look across local labour markets have found the effects of immigration to be benign. One possibility is that immigrants to a specific area simply push non-immigrants onwards elsewhere, thereby diffusing the labour market effects. Examining net internal migration between 11 regions of Britain over two decades, we find consistently negative displacement effects but their magnitude and significance varies. The effects are somewhat stronger for the southern regions where immigration from abroad is concentrated. The results suggest that internal migration is one of the mechanisms through which regional labour markets adjust to immigration shocks.

Suggested Citation

Hatton, Timothy J. and Tani, Massimiliano, Immigration and Inter-Regional Mobility in the UK, 1982-2000. Economic Journal, Vol. 115, No. 507, pp. F342-F358, November 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=856708 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0297.2005.01039.x

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