Labour Market Integration of young EU Migrant Citizens in Germany and the UK

Thees Spreckelsen, Janine Leschke, Martin Seeleib-Kaiser

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    This papers examines the quantitative and qualitative labour market integration of recent young EU migrant citizens in Germany and the UK, separately for citizens from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), Romania and Bulgaria, and Southern European countries. It estimates weighted-proportions from German Microcensus and UK Quarterly Labour Force survey data. The analysis is novel in: its comparative perspective; focus on youth and differentiation between specific regions-of-origin. Germany and the UK are two major destination countries of intra-EU migration. Past research mainly assessed labour market outcomes of all migrants, ignoring a potential double-labour market disadvantage of migrant youth. Routinely, EU migrants’ labour market outcomes are compared for EU-15 and CEE countries, rather than separately and against third country nationals. This paper finds two things:  a high labour force participation of young EU migrants  a labour market segmentation for young EU migrant citizen from CEE and Bulgaria, who experience more precarious work in both Germany and the UK.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationBrighton
    PublisherSTYLE. University of Brighton
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    SeriesSTYLE Working Papers


    • Migration
    • CEE
    • Germany
    • UK
    • Employment
    • Labour market dualization
    • Precariate
    • Freedom of movement
    • Youth

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