30 Percent Lower Income : A Follow-up of the Swedish 2008 Labour Migration Reform

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30 Percent Lower Income : A Follow-up of the Swedish 2008 Labour Migration Reform

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dc.contributor.author Emilsson, Henrik sv
dc.contributor.author Irastorza, Nahikari en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-19T10:57:51Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-19T10:57:51Z
dc.date.issued 2019 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/28993
dc.description.abstract In 2008, Sweden introduced a non-selective labour migration policy without labour market tests and human capital considerations. This article studies the effects of the policy change on the size, composition and labour market outcomes. Using longitudinal register data, we find that the 2008 liberalizations of the Swedish labour migration policy increased the number of labour migrants from non-EU countries. Post-reform labour migrant cohorts have on average lower level of human capital, and the lower level of human capital translates into worse labour market outcomes. One year after migration, post-reform cohorts have a higher skills-mismatch and about 30 percent lower income. Migration controls against abuse introduced in 2011 and 2012 improved the labour market outcomes somewhat. en_US
dc.format.extent 25 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Malmö University en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries MIM Working Paper Series;19:1
dc.subject Labour Market Integration en_US
dc.subject Labour migration en_US
dc.subject Migration policy en_US
dc.subject Sweden en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title 30 Percent Lower Income : A Follow-up of the Swedish 2008 Labour Migration Reform en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.identifier.paperprint 0 en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Culture and Society en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Global Political Studies (GPS) en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES en_US
dc.contributor.centre Malmö University. Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM) en_US
mahlocal.rights.eplikt Yes en_US
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