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Explaining trends in UK immigration

Hatton, Timothy J

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Since the 1970s Britain has gone from being a country of net emigration to one of net immigration, with a trend increase in immigration of more than 100,000 per year. This paper represents the first attempt to model the variations in net migration for British and for foreign citizens, across countries and over time. A simple economic model, which includes the selection effects of differing income distributions at home and abroad, largely accounts for the variations in the data. The results...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Type: Working/Technical Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/41983
http://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/41983
Source: Journal of Population Economics
DOI: 10.1007/s00148-005-0015-1

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