Meta-Analyses of Labour-Market Impacts of Immigration: Key Conclusions and Policy Implications

  title={Meta-Analyses of Labour-Market Impacts of Immigration: Key Conclusions and Policy Implications},
  author={Simonetta Longhi and Peter Nijkamp and Jacques Poot},
  journal={Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy},
  pages={819 - 833}
The number of immigrants across the world has doubled since 1980. The estimates of the impact of immigration on wages and employment in host countries are quantitatively small but vary widely. We summarize previous meta-analyses of the empirical literature and consider the implications for policy. We conclude that, on average, the impact on employment of the native born is smaller than on wages, while impacts are generally smaller in the US than in other countries studied to date. The variation… 

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