A think-tank report examined the economic and demographic consequences of large-scale immigration, mainly based on evidence from the United Kingdom. It said that projected population growth from immigration would result in faster economic growth and an initial increase in the proportion of the UK population of working age. However, the report argued that the increase in gross domestic product per capita would be marginal, and the economic benefits would depend on the skills of the migrants and could be outweighed by the pressures on facilities such as housing, land, schools, hospitals, water supply, and the transport system. The report also considered the impact of past migration to the UK.
Source: Robert Rowthorn, Large-scale Immigration: Its economic and demographic consequences for the UK, Civitas
A special issue of a journal examined the economic and social impacts of migration policy.
Source: National Institute Economic Review, Volume 229 Number 1
Notes: Articles included:
Giovanni Facchini and Elisabetta Lodigiani, 'Attracting skilled immigrants: an overview of recent policy developments in advanced countries'
Katerina Lisenkova, Marcel Merette, and Miguel Sanchez-Martinez, 'The long-term economic impact of reducing migration in the UK'
Yvonni Markaki, 'Public support for immigration restriction in the United Kingdom: resource scarcity, ethnicity or poor origins?'
A paper examined the relationships between research and policy, at European Union level, on international migration.
Source: Andrew Geddes, Relationships between Research and Policy on Migration in the European Union: A practice-based analysis, Working paper EUI RSCAS 2014/06, European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies
An article examined the regional migration patterns of young adults (aged 16-24) in England and Wales, drawing on an analysis of revised National Health Service Central Record data (2002-2008). It said that: young adults were increasing as a proportion of regional migrants; migration flows had decreased for various age groups, with the notable exception of 16-24-year-olds; and there were major regional differences between the migration flows of 16-24-year-olds.
Source: Darren Smith and Joanna Sage, 'The regional migration of young adults in England and Wales (2002ï¿½2008): a ï¿½conveyor-beltï¿½ of population redistribution?', Children's Geographies, Volume 12 Issue 1