Carlos Vargas-Silva

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    It is important to move away from ambiguous concepts such as ‘benefit tourism’ and focus on actual numbers

It is important to move away from ambiguous concepts such as ‘benefit tourism’ and focus on actual numbers

Politicians in the UK of all stripes have voiced conern about ‘benefit tourism’. But how many people actually come to take advantage of the UK welfare system? One possible way of informing the debate is to move away from vague concepts and estimate the number of people who may fit the media narrative. Looking at recent EU migrants of working […]

What do we know about EU migration to the UK?

With fevered political debate about EU migration to the UK, it is important to take a step back and analyse what we know. Carlos Vargas-Silva gives us the complete run-down, providing the numbers, showing where EU migrants live and what occupations they tend to work in, and explaining why EU migrants come to the UK and their economic impact. He concludes […]