Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/145300
Authors: 
Constant, Amelie
Zimmermann, Klaus F.
Year of Publication: 
2005
Citation: 
[Journal:] National Institute Economic Review [ISSN:] 1741-3036 [Volume:] 194 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 94-105
Abstract: 
The European Union aims at a stronger participation by its population in work to foster growth and welfare. There are concerns about the attachment of immigrants to the labour force, and discussions about the necessary policy responses. Integrated labour and migration policies are needed. The employment chances of the low-skilled are limited. Whereas Europe could benefit from a substantive immigration policy that imposes selection criteria that are more in line with economic needs, the substantial immigration into the European Union follows largely non-economic motives. This paper discusses the economic rationale of a selective immigration policy and provides empirical evidence about the adverse effects of current selection mechanisms.
Subjects: 
migration policy
ethnicity
migrant workers
asylum seekers
family reunification
JEL: 
F22
J15
J31
J61
J68
J82
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Additional Information: 
Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG-geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich. - This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
Document Type: 
Article

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