Policy Article

Greasing the Wheels of the Labor Market? Immigration and Worker Mobility


  • Braun
  • S.
  • Singer
  • G.
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Immigrants are on average more mobile than natives and react stronger to regional differences in wages and unemployment. They thus increase labour market flexibility and the ability of an economy to adapt to regional shocks. This benefit of immigration has largely gone unnoticed in current policy debates on immigration according to the authors Sebastian Braun and Gregor Singer.


Key Words

  • cost-benefit analysis
  • labour market
  • Labour mobility

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