Migration and the Economic Crisis: Implications for Policy in the European Union

How did the economic recession affect migration flows? Did irregular migration increase? Did remittances decline? This study examines the impact of the economic crisis on both emigration and immigration flows in Europe and policy responses put in place in EU countries.

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This IOM thematic study on Migration and the Economic Crisis: Implications for Policy in the European Union provides a synthesis and analysis of the latest available evidence in order to assess the impact of the global economic crisis on migrants and migration policy in the European Union. The findings presented in the report are based primarily on a survey conducted by IOM offices in the 27 EU Member States and Croatia, Norway and Turkey, the findings of seven commissioned country case studies (Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain and the UK) as well as desk research.

Part 1 of the study Migration and the Labour Markets in the European Union (2000-2009) analyses data on labour market impacts of migration, explores labour market outcomes of migrants and identifies challenges and focus areas for national migrant integration policies.

Part 2 of the study Labour Market Integration Policies in the European Union (2000-2009) provides a detailed analysis of national labour market integration policies in the region and their implementation where data is available. The analysis includes direct labour market integration measures, as well as relevant elements of selection and admission policies and their impact on labour market outcomes of migrants.

The study is available in 24 languages, amongst others in English, French, Dutch and German.

Author: Jobst Koehler, Frank Laczko, Christine Aghazarm, Julia Schad - Research and Publications Division, IOM

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Thu 21 Apr 2011
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