Oxford Review of Economic Policy volume 36, issue Supplement_1, PS382-S396 2020 DOI: 10.1093/oxrep/graa016 View full text
Mariña Fernández-Reino, Madeleine Sumption, Carlos Vargas-Silva

Abstract: Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has increased public awareness of the extent to which the economy relies on a low-wage workforce. Many of those lower-waged occupations that have been recognised as essential in the emergency are heavily dependent on migrant workers. We explore the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for future immigration policies and provide an example using data for the UK. We suggest that there are three key considerations for governments in this context. First, whether the m…

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