COVID-19 and key workers: what role do migrants play in your region?


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Author: Kleine-Rueschkamp, Lukas; Ozguzel, Cem


During [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19 lockdowns it became visible that migrants are often important in sectors that are crucial for the functioning of everyday life. Informed by this experience, this note provides an assessment of the role of foreign-born workers in essential services (referred to as migrant key workers) at regional level for 31 European countries. It examines the share of migrant key workers in regional labour markets, their importance in jobs with different skill requirements, and differences between EU and non-EU migrants. Migrants play a crucial role in health...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Labour market; Skills and knowledge; Employment; Demographics

Keywords: Migrants; Labour supply; Rural; Geographic distribution; Low skilled worker; Skilled worker; Skill needs; Labour demand; Comparative analysis; Statistical analysis

Geographic subjects: Europe

Published: Paris, France: OECD, 2020

Physical description: 16 p.

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Also called: Coronavirus Disease 2019 and key workers: what role do migrants play in your region?

Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 143.764

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