Prof. Bagavos' New Publication on Migration and Labour Supply in Europe

Migrants Contribution to EU Labour Markets


We are pleased to present the latest publication from one of SIRIUS partners, Prof. Bagavos (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, Greece) "How Much Does Migration Affect Labor Supply in Europe? Methodological Insights and Contemporary Evidence from the European Union and Selected European Countries" published on the International Migration Review. 

In this paper, the author examines the contribution of international migration in-fluxes to the labour supply within the EU countries. 

As known, the ageing of the population and the slowing growth of the working age population determine the decrease of the labour force to supply the European markets. Differently, the in-migrations to the EU of Third Country Nations have increased over the last decades. As the author indicates, the research uses "a mixed standardization and decomposition method to determine to what extent trends in the European labor supply are driven over time by changes in population or in labor force participation rates within specific groups selected on the basis of age, gender, birth country (native- versus foreign-born), and origin country (European Union versus non-European Union)."

Results point to the vital importance of the migration labour work for the maintenance of adequate levels of productivity; therefore, the research highlights how - despite many national political agendas against the facilitation of in-migration - these international in-fluxes have become a "structural feature of European labor markets".

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