COVID-19 and the demand for labour and skills in Europe: early evidence and implications for migration policy

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Author: Hogarth, Terence

Abstract:

The response to the [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a historic economic recession with significant consequences for employment and, in turn, immigration and skills policy. While it remains to be seen how lasting the pandemic's effects will be on the worst-hit sectors, such as hospitality, leisure, and tourism, the crisis appears to be entrenching existing weaknesses in European labour markets. For example, people working in low-paid, more precarious jobs have been harder hit than workers in more highly skilled positions, with a disproportionate impact on...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Migration; Policy; Skills and knowledge; Labour market; Industry

Keywords: European Union; Labour demand; Skilled worker; Skill needs; Skill development; Unemployment; Immigration

Geographic subjects: Europe

Published: Brussels, Belgium: Migration Policy Institute Europe, 2021

Physical description: 21 p.

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https://www.migrationpolicy.org/sites/default/files/publications/mpie-hogarth_covid19-labour-final.pdf

Also called: Coronavirus Disease 2019 and the demand for labour and skills in Europe: early evidence and implications for migration policy

Series: MPI Europe issue brief; February 2021

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 145.96

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