EU Enlargement and Immigration


Kraus, Margit ; Schwager, Robert


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URL: http://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/573
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-5738
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2000
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: F22 J61 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Europäische Union / Erweiterung , Migration , Europäische Union / Erweiterung / Osteuropa
Abstract: This paper assesses the consequences of EU enlargement for East West migration. In the theoretical part, we identify several factors in addition to the reduction of moving costs by which EU membership influences migration. Specifically, EU accession affects income gaps. Moreover, if EU membership is refused, fear of future restrictions on immigration will lead to increased current migration. Additionally, casual evidence from the 1980s EU South enlargement is examined. Since then no increases in migration flows from Spain, Portugal and Greece were observed. We conclude that granting EU accession to Eastern European countries will not necessarily induce massive East-West migration flows.
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