Presentation on theme: "Wednesday 27th Jan 2010 IMMIGRATION TO THE UK: ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVE by Prof Christian Dustmann Christian Dustmann is Professor at the Centre for Research."— Presentation transcript:
Wednesday 27th Jan 2010 IMMIGRATION TO THE UK: ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVE by Prof Christian Dustmann Christian Dustmann is Professor at the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), University College, London.
Migration and Economic Research 2. The Non-Migrant Experience 1.Forms of Migration Movement 3. The Migrant Experience 4. Ethnicity, Identity and Attitudes Temporary vs Permanent Migration Migrant’s Labour Market Performance Effect of Immigration on wages Remittances
Forms of Migration Permanent Migration Temporary Migration Return Migration Contract Migration Transient Migration Circulatory Migration Economic Motives Natural disaster or persecution Legal or illegal
Migration creates SurplusMigration creates Re-distribution Policy: Maximise Surplus Minimise distributional Consequences Minimise Social Conflict Migrants Population receiving country Population sending country Higher return to skills Efficiency Gain Brain gain Population receiving country Population sending country Changes in skill return Changes in skill returns Remittances Brain Gain Migration creates social conflict
The Migrant Experience The second generation The Immigrant: first generation The Family: first generation Household Interaction Interethnic Marriage Economic Disadvantage on Household Level Labour Market Performance Language acquisition Discrimination Self-Employment Intergenerational Mobility Educational Success labour Market Performance Language Proficiency
Some Key areas for future research are: 1.Understanding the different mechanisms that generate immigration surplus. 2.Understanding how migration relates to competitiveness, national education systems, and trade in a globalised world. Conclusions and Outlook