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Immigration in the United Kingdom: The Recession and Beyond

Reports
March 2009

Immigration in the United Kingdom: The Recession and Beyond

Turmoil in financial markets and news of slowing growth has filled headlines in developed nations across the world. As unemployment rises and household budgets shrink, analysts, policymakers and the public are beginning to ask what the consequences will be for immigrants and for immigration.

This MPI report intends to provide a baseline of evidence for policymakers seeking to calibrate their immigration policy responses to the economic downturn, with a focus on the United Kingdom.

Table of Contents 

I. Present immigration patterns

II. The impact of the recession

III. Immigration patterns in the future

IV. Policy options and future scenarios