Jonathan Wadsworth

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    Fears about the adverse consequences of rising immigration have not materialised

Fears about the adverse consequences of rising immigration have not materialised

According to polling by Ipsos-MORI, immigration has topped the economy to become the most important issue for British people. Empirical research on the labour market effects, however, finds little overall adverse impact of immigration. Jonathan Wadsworth examines the evidence.

Immigration is a big issue. Twenty years of rising immigration mean that there are now around 7.8 million individuals (and 6.5 million adults of working age) […]

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    The link between unemployment and domestic violence is not what you might expect

The link between unemployment and domestic violence is not what you might expect

Contrary to popular belief, the incidence of domestic violence in Britain does not seem to have risen during the recession. But according to research by Jonathan Wadsworth and colleagues, men and women have experienced different risks of unemployment – and these have had contrasting effects on the level of physical abuse. Domestic violence hurts. Aside from the obvious physical and psychological harm to the victims, it also damages the economy. […]

LSE Centre for Economic Performance: Immigration and the UK Labour Market

A new series of Election Analyses is now available from the LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance (CEP). The series will discuss the research evidence on some of the key policy battlegrounds of the 2010 General Election, including macroeconomic policy, immigration, health, education, crime, poverty and inequality, labour market policy, […]