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The impact of acquiring EU status on the earnings of East European migrants in the UK: Evidence from a quasi-natural experiment

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On 1st May 2004, ten new states – including the “A8” countries in Central and Eastern Europe – joined the European Union (EU). This paper explores the impact of EU enlargement on A8 workers who were already working in the UK before 1st May 2004 – legally or illegally. More specifically, the paper analyses the impact of the change in the legal (immigration) status that A8 workers experienced on 1st May 2004 on their earnings in the UK. The empirical analysis employs difference-in-difference es...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/bjir.12223

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Societies, Other & Subsidiary Companies
Department:
Kellogg College
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
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Economic and Social Research Council More from this funder
Joseph Rowntree Foundation More from this funder
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
British Journal of Industrial Relations Journal website
Volume:
55
Issue:
4
Pages:
716–750
Publication date:
2017-02-08
Acceptance date:
2016-11-17
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EISSN:
1467-8543
ISSN:
0007-1080
Source identifiers:
661630
Pubs id:
pubs:661630
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uuid:58a9d96c-d1c7-4bfa-a22e-58daeaa4a923
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pubs:661630
Deposit date:
2016-11-24

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