Friday, 23 August 2013

Blast from the Past: Accession to Recession

The arguments over immigration and migrant workers have dominated headlines recently

via Centre for Cities blog by Paul Swinney

First the Home Office sent vans to six London areas encouraging illegal immigrants to return home. Then Labour MP Chris Bryant criticised the hiring practices of Tesco and Next.

Given the topical nature of migration, this week’s Blast from the Past revisits Accession to Recession, published in 2009.

The report looked at the role of migrant workers in the labour markets of Bristol and Hull. It found that in these two cities the arrival of migrants had not created a barrier to the long term unemployed finding a job. Instead three other factors were found to be key in restricting the employment opportunities of the long term out of work in both cities.

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