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Intereconomics

, Volume 49, Issue 3, pp 116–158 | Cite as

Labour mobility in the EU: Dynamics, patterns and policies

  • Mikkel BarslundEmail author
  • Matthias Busse
  • Carlos Vargas-Silva
  • Pawel Kaczmarczyk
  • Timo Baas
  • Mario Izquierdo Peinado
  • Juan F. Jimeno
  • Aitor Lacuesta
  • Béla Galgóczi
  • Janine Leschke
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Abstract

The continued economic crisis has become a major test for the labour markets of individual member states. Labour mobility within the European Union has the potential to help to reduce labour market pressures and ease economic imbalances. However, a long-term loss of working age population can be detrimental to sending countries. This Forum explores mobility patterns within the European Union and analyses the labour market and welfare effects of labour mobility via case studies of the UK, Poland, Germany and Spain. It also examines a number of its aspects that have important political and institutional relevance for the European Union and its future.

Keywords

Labour Market Migrant Worker Destination Country Labour Mobility Mobile Worker 
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© ZBW and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikkel Barslund
    • 1
    Email author
  • Matthias Busse
    • 1
  • Carlos Vargas-Silva
    • 2
  • Pawel Kaczmarczyk
    • 3
  • Timo Baas
    • 4
  • Mario Izquierdo Peinado
    • 5
  • Juan F. Jimeno
    • 5
  • Aitor Lacuesta
    • 5
  • Béla Galgóczi
    • 6
  • Janine Leschke
    • 7
  1. 1.Center of European Policy StudiesBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.The Migration Observatory, COMPASUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK
  3. 3.Centre of Migration ResearchUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland
  4. 4.Fakultät für WirtschaftswissenschaftenUniversität Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany
  5. 5.Economic and Forecasting DepartmentBanco de EspañaMadridSpain
  6. 6.European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)BrusselsBelgium
  7. 7.Department of Business and PoliticsCopenhagen Business School (CBS)FrederiksbergDenmark

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