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“The points system is dead. Long live the points system!” Why immigration policymakers in the UK are never quite happy with their points systems

Abstract:

The UK’s ‘Australian-style’ points-based system (PBS), introduced in 2021, has been promoted by politicians as a strategy to ‘take back control’ of migration after leaving the European Union. However, the 2021 PBS is just the most recent of several initiatives since 2002 to introduce points into the UK’s labor migration policy. Points tests in various forms have been repeatedly introduced, modified, and removed in the UK’s immigration system. This paper examines what accounts for the enduring...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/15562948.2022.2142719

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-4107-9053
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies More from this journal
Volume:
21
Issue:
1
Pages:
89-103
Publication date:
2023-01-04
Acceptance date:
2023-01-01
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EISSN:
1556-2956
ISSN:
1556-2948
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1318635
Local pid:
pubs:1318635
Deposit date:
2023-01-09

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