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CEP election analysis


Immigration remains a highly contentious issue and its purported effects on the labour market and the wider economy are still highly contested. The discussion in this briefing is intended as a short overview of what we know and what we don’t know about immigration to the UK, its economic effects and the possible direction of future migration policy. A longer version of the briefing discusses many of the points raised in more detail. There are links to the relevant discussion throughout this briefing.

Jonathan Wadsworth

28 November 2019     Paper Number CEPEA052

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