in the press | 10.02.2020 |

Research into immigration impacts featured on the Independent website

Work on the employment impacts of immigration, which was partly funded by the first phase of the Urban Big Data Centre, has been featured in an article on the Independent website.

The article, titled ‘Drop in EU nationals after Brexit could cause loss of nearly 120,000 jobs in London, study shows’, highlights the findings from a study by academics at the University of Sheffield and the University of Cambridge. The researchers found that EU migrants generate more jobs than they take over the long run, contrary to concerns that migrants take jobs from British workers.

The study was led by Gwilym Pryce, Professor of Urban Economics and Social Statistics at the University of Sheffield and UBDC associate, who is quoted in the article as saying “it was “striking” to see the positive impact EU citizens had on employment levels in London, but added that it was possible the local impacts “vary considerably” around the country.”

He briefly explains the research findings in the video below.

The article was preceded by a University of Sheffield press release and a blog for The Conversation.


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