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Jobs are good ones: addressing the factors that attract EU migrants to the UK

Thielemann, Eiko R. and Schade, Daniel (2016) Jobs are good ones: addressing the factors that attract EU migrants to the UK. LSE Brexit (31 May 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

As one of the founding principles of the EU’s single market, the right to freedom of movement allows EU citizens to travel freely across the 28 Member States and to take up work in a place of their choosing. With very high numbers of EU citizens arriving in the UK in recent years, advocates of a Brexit often argue that this right has led to higher immigration than the UK can readily absorb, and one of the aims of David Cameron’s renegotiation was to curb the incentives for EU migrants to come to Britain. The purpose of the LSE Commission on the Future of Britain in Europe hearing was to discuss the overall costs and benefits of this fundamental principle of the European Union. It took into account a wide range of expert opinions, while considering different policy options in the context of the forthcoming referendum.The chair Eiko Thielemann (left) and Daniel Schade report..

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: European Institute
Government
International Relations
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Departments > Government
Departments > International Relations
Collections > LSE Brexit
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2017 10:30
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 17:01
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/73147

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