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Dustmann and Frattini (2011) The impact of migration on the provision of UK public services The UK Labour Force Survey is the foundation of this report completed by Dustmann and Frattini (2011). It draws upon available data from 1994 to 2010 in order to explore the role of migrants employed within the UK’s public sector. Scotland is included as part of a regional comparison with areas across the UK. The report addresses a number of key questions such as how (non-EEA) migration impacts on the provision of UK public services; and is it possible to differentiate between the impacts of non-EEA migration at national, regional, and local levels. Additionally, the study considers the implications for UK immigration policy, and how the impact of migration can be most effectively measured. Finally, the study examines how the impact of migration on public service provision can be considered within an economic cost-benefit framework. Read More Visit site Free Scotland, UK UK Government document
Packwood and Findlay (2014) Immigration to Scotland and the constitutional change debate: Geography, difference and the question of scale Packwood and Findlay (2014) utilise data from the 2011 UK Census to comparatively explore some of the complexities of international immigration to Scotland. A particular strength of this research lies in the comparison made between Scotland and regions of England. This approach is taken in preference to an aggregate national comparison and, therefore, the researchers are able to avoid skewing their data by considering the a-typical example of London as a separate region in their statistical analysis. The analysis is considered in context of current constitutional debate in Scotland. In addition, the contradiction of UK immigration policy and Scotland’s need for migrant labour is discussed. The research shows that, when compared with each of England’s regions (including London) Scotland has – over recent years – attracted proportionally more international migrants. What is more, the study also shows that, proportionally, the number of young children and families arriving to Scotland is approximately double the rate found in London and exceeds the rate of children/family arrivals in the all of the top 3 destination cities in England. However, analysis shows that migrants to Scotland are on average staying for shorter periods than those moving to England. Read More Visit site Free Scotland Independent research
Tindal et al. (2014a) The changing significance of EU and international students’ participation in Scottish higher education This working paper authored by Tindal et al (2014a) explores the importance to Scottish higher education of students coming from other countries to study at Scottish institutions. The paper draws attention to the important economic position the Higher education sector holds within the Scottish economy (being proportionately higher than elsewhere within the UK) and contends that unless higher education participation increases then Scottish domiciled student numbers will fall – therefore demographic differences within student populations are of central importance. Students arriving from beyond the European Union, as well as within the European Union and the rest of the UK have been the main reason for increased student numbers within Scottish Higher education institutions over a sustained period. For that reason, Tindal et al (2014a) argue that it is vital that such students continue to enter Scottish institutions in increasing numbers to sustain the overall size of the student population in Scotland for the years ahead. Read More Visit site Free Student, TCN, EU Scotland Independent research
Tindal et al. (2014b) Immigration policy and constitutional change: The perspectives on Scottish employer and industry representatives This study is based upon online survey data and interviews with employers and industry representatives. Tindal et al. (2014b) analyse the opinions held by those working in Scotland’s key economic sectors regarding migration policy and the 2014 Scottish independence referendum. The study highlights the differences between the Scottish Government’s position on immigration policy and that of the UK (Westminster) government. The authors frame the issues within a ‘future context.’ The findings are therefore relevant regardless of the outcome of the referendum. The authors present the views of business leaders and employers who participated in the study. These respondents highlighted a need for change in immigration policy (echoing the position of the Scottish Government) in order to best serve the needs of Scottish business. Business leaders were particularly in favour of reviewing restrictions on non-EU migrants which – they argued – restricted economic growth. Read More Visit site Free Scotland Independent research