Migration and Immigrants Two Years after the Financial Collapse: Where Do We Stand?
Immigrants, particularly men and youth, have been disproportionately hit by the global economic crisis that began in fall 2008 and now confront a reality of dwindling budgets for public services and immigrant integration programs, this report prepared for the BBC World Service reveals. The report, which has a particular focus on five North Atlantic countries—Germany, Ireland, Spain, the United Kingdom, and United States—finds that the unemployment gap between immigrant and native workers has widened in many places. It offers analysis of a number of trends, including the fact that some immigrant-destination countries that historically have been countries of emigration such as Ireland, Greece, and Portugal, may be reverting to earlier trends.
I. The Headlines: Two Years after the Collapse
II. Introduction: Changing Economies and Uneven Fortunes in the Labor Market
A. From Boom to Bust: A Dramatic and Unexpected Economic Crisis
B. Uneven Fortunes
C. Immigrants and the Labor Market in the Recent Economic Crisis
D. Immigration Policy Challenges for the Postcrisis Period
E. The Economic Recovery and the State of Public Finances
F. The Impact of the Recession in Five North Atlantic Economies
THE CASE STUDIES
Immigrants and the U.S. Economic Crisis: From Recession to Recovery
Foreign Workers and Immigrant Integration: Emerging from Recession in the United Kingdom
Migration, Integration, and the Labor Market after the Recession in Germany
Migrants and Migration in Ireland: Adjusting to a New Reality?
Migration and Migrants in Spain: After the Bust