"A short, sharp and compelling book." Alex Preston, The Observer
What Do We Know and What Should We Do About Immigration? Is part of a new book series offering short, up-to-date overviews of key issues often misrepresented or simplified in the mainstream media. In this book, Professor Jonathan Portes examines the subject of immigration, providing readers with a short history of immigration in the UK, followed by a detailed discussion of ‘What We Know’ about the economic and social impact of immigration.
Portes addresses commonly asked questions such as: does immigration reduce job opportunities for those born in the UK, or push down wages? What is the impact of immigration on the public finances and public services? and, what has the impact of free movement of people been, both in the UK and the rest of the EU?
The author then proposes ‘What We Should Do” about immigration, investigating what a post-Brexit immigration system should look like, and what, if anything, do we need to promote integration?
Intended for anyone seeking a quick and authoritative understanding of immigration in the UK.
Series Editor: Professor Chris Grey, Royal Holloway, University of London