Immigrants at Work: Ethnicity and Nationality in the Irish Labour Market

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This study examines the labour market situation of migrant workers in Ireland and whether immigrants from English speaking countries differ from immigrants from non-English speaking countries. The study investigates both objective labour market outcomes, such as occupational status and wages, and respondents own subjective assessment of their experiences. The key finding of the study is that, on average, immigrants fare less well than Irish nationals in the Irish labour market across a range of dimensions. The policy implications of these findings are discussed in the study.

Author(s):Philip J. O'Connell and Frances McGinnity
Publisher:Economic and Social Research Institute and The Equality Authority
Publication Date:10 Sep 2008
Geographic Focus:Ireland
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