Labour migration to the UK from the Eastern Partnership countries

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  • Authors:
  • Ken Clark
  • Stephen Drinkwater (Collaborator)


Stocks and flows of migrant workers from EaP countries in the UK are relatively small, and flows have declined recently following changes to UK immigration policy and the onset of recession. The demographic profile of migrants from EaP countries is similar to that of EUA8 migrants but employment rates have been much lower. A large proportion of migrants to the UK from EaP countries are highly educated but this has not led to such high levels of occupational attainment as groups such as EU14 migrants. Despite the potential for increased migration to fill skill gaps, immigration policies and attitudes to immigrants are likely to restrict future flows.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalIZA: Journal of European Labor Studies
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014

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