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The impact of acquiring unrestricted work authorization on Romanian and Bulgarian migrants in the United Kingdom

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When Romania and Bulgaria (the so-called A2 countries) joined the European Union in 2007, the United Kingdom imposed temporary restrictions on the employment and welfare entitlements of A2 citizens that lasted until January 1, 2014. This article analyzes the impact of the removal of these restrictions on the labor market outcomes and use of welfare benefits of A2 migrants. Applying difference-in-difference analysis to data from the UK’s Labour Force Survey, the results suggest that acquiring ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1177/0019793917735100

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Societies, Other & Subsidiary Companies
Department:
Kellogg College
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
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Author
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Industrial and Labor Relations Review Journal website
Volume:
71
Issue:
4
Pages:
823-852
Publication date:
2017-10-10
Acceptance date:
2017-03-24
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EISSN:
2162-271X
ISSN:
0019-7939
Source identifiers:
687223
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pubs:687223
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uuid:3db79b9a-67f4-4b13-974a-70fc18f48443
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pubs:687223
Deposit date:
2017-03-27

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