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Brexit, Covid and the Labour Market Outcomes of Migrants in the UK

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Date 26 January 2022
Time 13:00-15:00 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Price Free
Venue Online
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You are cordially invited to a lunchtime seminar presented by Stephen Drinkwater on Wednesday 26th January at 1pm. Please join us on Microsoft Teams (follow the link in your calendar email invitations) to join.


Both Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic will have impacted the UK economy and labour market in a variety of ways, including in relation to the size and composition of migration inflows and outflows since the EU referendum. This paper considers recent changes in the labour market outcomes of migrants living in the UK via the analysis of Annual Population Survey data in periods immediately before and then following the referendum as well as for the most recent period that is available (2020-21), covering the Covid-19 pandemic. In terms of labour market outcomes, employment and earnings are mainly focused upon, firstly with regards to descriptive statistics. Labour market outcomes of the main migrant groups from EU and non-EU countries are then compared to the UK born using econometric analysis.