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Brexit and the UK labour market
Barbara Petrongolo
October 2016
Paper No' CEPCP478:
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CentrePiece 21 (2) Autumn 2016

Tags: brexit; eu referendum; uk economy; immigration; labour market

Following the referendum vote to leave the European Union, the UK faces a trade-off between retaining access to the Single Market and restricting free movement of labour. Barbara Petrongolo considers the likely impact of tougher immigration controls on the wages and employment prospects of the UK-born and the current stock of immigrants.

This analysis of the UK labour market was first published in the VoxEU ebook Brexit Beckons: Thinking ahead by leading economists.