We continue the presentation of the latest SIRIUS publication (edited by Prof Simone Baglioni and Dr Francesca Calò) with the key features of the second chapter "What do the numbers say about migration in European economies?" by Christos Bagavos (Professor of Demography at the Department of Social Policy, Panteion University), Konstantinos N. Konstantakis (Lecturer in Applied Economics at the National Technical University of Athens), Theocharis Marinos (Adjunct Professor at the School of Social Sciences of the Hellenic Open University), and Panayotis G. Michaelides (Associate Professor at the National Technical University of Athens).
The chapter investigates labour shortages, skills needs and mismatches by examining skills and qualifications and their use in the labour market so as to assess the position of post-2014 migrants, refugees, asylum seekers in the workforce and identify barriers and enablers for their labour market integration. The chapter also explores the position of post-2014 migrants, refugees, asylum seekers in the workforce for seven countries (Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Finland, Italy, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) to build a comprehensive assessment of labour market barriers and enablers. The chapter presents cross-national comparative research at two levels. At the first level, it focuses on the characteristics (skills and qualifications) of post-2014 migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in each country under investigation, in order to evaluate the integration progress and determine the drivers behind unemployment and inactivity. At the second level, the chapter focuses on specific features of each country, including: productive structure, employment composition by sector of economic activity, occupations and skills, labour flows, unemployment rates, level of skills as well as the overall macroeconomic situation.
You can find this chapter and the rest of the Open Access book at this link: https://bristoluniversitypressdigital.com/display/book/9781447364535/ch002.xml?tab_body=abstract