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Brexit and migration: why do rocket scientists pick strawberries?

Campos, Nauro F. (2018) Brexit and migration: why do rocket scientists pick strawberries? LSE Brexit (03 Oct 2018). Website.

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Why do rocket scientists pick strawberries, asks Nauro F Campos (Brunel University)? He explains that there are many benefits to migration that are hard to gauge from an economic perspective. Central-Eastern European migrants, for example, who came to the UK in droves in 2004, are known to have significantly higher levels of schooling than that native workers. These migrants take on unskilled jobs because they know they are temporary, and usually enjoy rapid career progression, he argues.

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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author
Divisions: European Institute
School of Public Policy
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
JEL classification: J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies > J61 - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2019 10:19
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2021 23:15

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