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Welfare participation: a comparison between immigrants and natives in the United Kingdom

Welfare participation: a comparison between immigrants and natives in the United Kingdom
Welfare participation: a comparison between immigrants and natives in the United Kingdom
European migration is a hotly debated topic in the United Kingdom. Using the Labour Force Survey data for 2012 this study analyses benefit claims among Central and Eastern European immigrants, immigrants from the old European Union member states and UK natives. Results of logistic regression modelling show that, compared to natives, social benefit claims are higher among immigrants from the eight Eastern European countries that became member states of the European Union in 2004. However, those immigrants have a smaller probability than natives to claim unemployment related benefit or income support indicating that the decision to migrate is not likely related to potential benefit support.
1741-8984
113-123
Van Der Wielen, Nele
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Bijak, Jakub
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Van Der Wielen, Nele
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Bijak, Jakub
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Van Der Wielen, Nele and Bijak, Jakub (2015) Welfare participation: a comparison between immigrants and natives in the United Kingdom. Migration Letters, 12 (2), 113-123.

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Abstract

European migration is a hotly debated topic in the United Kingdom. Using the Labour Force Survey data for 2012 this study analyses benefit claims among Central and Eastern European immigrants, immigrants from the old European Union member states and UK natives. Results of logistic regression modelling show that, compared to natives, social benefit claims are higher among immigrants from the eight Eastern European countries that became member states of the European Union in 2004. However, those immigrants have a smaller probability than natives to claim unemployment related benefit or income support indicating that the decision to migrate is not likely related to potential benefit support.

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Published date: 2015
Organisations: Social Sciences, Gerontology

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Local EPrints ID: 404505
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/404505
ISSN: 1741-8984
PURE UUID: d20e8785-e382-43f6-8c71-dba66a928eb9
ORCID for Nele Van Der Wielen: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0614-1491
ORCID for Jakub Bijak: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2563-5040

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Date deposited: 11 Jan 2017 09:36
Last modified: 10 Nov 2021 03:47

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