Labour migration and the geographical mobility of workers are key components of the way in which labour markets function. IER has long experience in analysing commuting and migration within the UK and has recently undertaken research into the impact of migrant workers on regional and local labour markets. Drawing on its knowledge of migration data sources, IER has produced guides to information sources on migration for both the UK and the EU. IER has examined the inter-relationships and trade-offs between migration and commuting, issues relating to short-term migration, the location and mobility decisions of dual career households, and the impact of job-related geographical mobility on individuals and families. Other research projects have addressed the experience of new international labour migrants to the UK and the labour market experience of ethnic minorities. More generally, ongoing work is exploring rationales for mobility and immobility, with particular reference to labour market issues.
- Owen, D. (2013). Evidence on the Experience of Poverty Among People from Minority Ethnic Groups in Northern Ireland. JRF Programme Paper - Poverty and ethnicity. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
- Owen, D. (2013). Data Sources on Ethnicity and Poverty in Northern Ireland. JRF Programme Paper - Poverty and Ethnicity. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
- Owen, D.W., Hogarth, T. and Green, A.E. (2012). Skills, transport and regional development: evidence from a rural area in England. Journal of Transport Geography 21, pp. 80 - 92.
- Adam, D. and Green, A. (2012). Local needs and national eligibility rules: The City Strategy experience of localisation. Local Economy 27, pp. 502-513.
- Owen, D.W., Green, A.E. and Hogarth, T. (2012). Skills, transport and economic development: evidence from a rural area in England. Journal of Transport Geography, 21,pp. 80 - 92.
- Atfield, G., Green, A., Purcell, K., Staniewicz, T., and Owen, D. (2011). The impact of student and migrant employment on opportunities for low skilled people. London: UK Commission for Employment and Skills. (Evidence Report 32).
- Hogarth, T., Owen, D.W., Green, A.E., Samuel, M., de Hoyos, M. and Gambin, L. (2010). East Lindsey Coastal Zone Skills Audit. Final Report to East Lindsey District Council.
- Nunn, A., Bickerstaffe, T, Hogarth, T., Bosworth, D., Green, A. and Owen D. (2010). Postcode selection? Employers' use of area- and address-based information shortcuts in recruitment decisions. Sheffield: Department for Work and Pensions. (DWP Research Report 664).
- Green A.E., De Hoyos M., Jones P. and Owen D. (2009).Rural development and labour supply challenges in the UK: the role of non-UK migrants. Regional Studies 43(10), pp. 1261 - 1273.
- Green, A.E., Owen, D. and Adam, D. (2008). A resource guide on local migration statistics. Prepared for the Local Government Association. London: Local Government Association.
- Green A E, Owen D and Jones P with Owen C, Francis J and Proud R (2008) Migrant Workers in the South East Regional Economy. Report for the South East England Development Agency and regional partners
- Green A.E., Owen D.W., Jones P. with Owen C. and Francis J. (2007) The Economic Impact of Migrant Workers in the West Midlands, Report for a consortium of organisations in the West Midlands, West Midlands Regional Observatory, Birmingham.
- Green A.E., Jones P., Owen D. (2007) Migrant Workers in the East Midlands Labour Market, Report for the East Midlands Development Agency.
- Hasluck C. and Green A.E. (2007) What Works for Whom? A Review of Evidence and meta-analysis, DWP Research Report 407.
Further publications can be accessed from the IER publication pages.
Selected recent projects
- Employer responses to migration policy changes, Department for Business Innovation and Skills (2012) More Details
- LINET country study on improving access to labour market information for migrants and employers, International Organization for Migration (2012)
- Immigrant Workers and Workforce Development Systems in the UK, Migration Policy Institute (2012)
- Quantitative Analysis of Poverty and Ethnicity in Wales, Joseph Rowntree Foundation (2011 - 2012)
- The Impact of Student and Migrant Employment on Opportunities for Low-Skilled People, UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) (2010 - 2011) More Details
- Migrant Workers in the East Midlands in 2009, East Midlands Development Agency (2009 - 2010) More Details
- A Resource Guide on Local Migration Statistics, Local Government Association (2008) More Details
- Study on Workers Mobility - Short Term International Assignment, European Commission (2008 )
- Migrant Workers in South East Regional Economy, South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) (2007 - 2008)
- The Economic Impact of Migrant Workers in the West Midlands, West Midlands Regional Observatory (2007)