Immigration and Labour Markets

  • Sebastian T. Braun
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Economic History book series (PEHS)


The increased importance of migration in many developed countries has sparked heated policy debates on its economic effects on immigrant-receiving countries. These debates, along with the increased demographic importance of migrants, have also fuelled academic interest. This chapter summarizes the core topics and debates in immigration economics, and then discusses how economic history informs them.

JEL Classification

F22 N70 O15 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sebastian T. Braun
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  1. 1.University of BayreuthBayreuthGermany

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