(Withdrawn) Spatial concentrations of migrants and the labour market outcomes of population in Britain

Marina Shapira, University of Edinburgh

This paper investigates the impact of spatial concentrations of migrants on the labour market outcomes of British-born workers, in terms of their employment, occupational attainment and wages, with particular attention to the differences in the effect of immigrants who arrived in the UK before 2004 and since 2004 and thereafter. The study was conducted using the 2006 UK Annual Population Survey and employs a multilevel regression research strategy. The findings show that overall spatial concentrations of immigrants on level of local labour markets are positively related to higher wages of British-born workers, yet the latter have higher odds of economic inactivity in the local labour markets with larger concentration of migrant population, net of other characteristics of local labour markets. The findings, however, show that in local labour markets where post-2004 migrant make a large share of the whole population of migrants the labour market outcomes of British born workers are related negatively to spatial concentrations of post-2004 migrants, net of the other characteristics of local labour markets.

Presented in Session 23: Labour market participation of international migrants