Understanding labour migration

Anne GreenAt the launch of the State of the Region dialogue on population change Anne Green, from the Institute for Employment Research, spoke about recent developments in labour migration, such as the impact that the recession may have on migration and about the difficulties of measuring short-term international mobility.

Understanding migration is important when trying to understand population change.

Anne began by talking about the changes in migration from Eastern Europe and the implications for local areas. Recent data show that there has been a decrease in worker registrations from Eastern Europeans, particularly in large urban areas.

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Local migration statistics resource guide

Cover of resource guideAnne Green, David Owen and Duncan Adam from the Warwick Institute for Employment Research have prepared a resource guide on local migration statistics (PDF, 2.7MB) on behalf of Local Government Association analysis and research.

The guide should assist local authorities and their partners in developing local population and migration estimates and trends.

The guide focuses on the strategic importance of international migration and associated issues at local and sub-regional levels.

The guide also outlines the strengths and weaknesses of available data sources and provides a guide to sources of intelligence on migration at local level.

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