Document Abstract

Measuring the benefits of integration: the value of tackling skills underutilisation

Examines the economic benefits from making better use of migrants' skills and experience in the labour market, drawing on analysis of labour force and population survey data. Outlines the policy context, highlighting the importance of integration and the reasons why central government should invest in the labour market integration of migrants. Looks at the participation of migrants in the UK labour market including employment, quality of work and languages. Considers the economic benefits of reducing the skills mismatch relating to overqualified migrants compared with UK-born workers. Presents policy recommendations focused on three priority areas: English language, skills recognition and local integration funds.

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Author:
Morris, Marley; Hochlaf, Dean
Year:
2019
Pages:
24
Ref No:
B53040
Source:
Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)

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