Labour migration and substitution (updated): Second, revised version

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This (revised) paper compares the outcomes of several national and international studies on substitution as a consequence of migrants entering the labour market. Substitution appears if finding a job by one person results in the job loss (or non-obtaining of a job) of another person. The recruitment of labour migrants, as several sources indicate, ends almost exclusively in flexible, temporary and short-term labour contracts. Migration does not lead to direct substitution, but further facilitates the externalisation and flexibilisation of the labour market.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTilburg
PublisherTilburg Law School
EditionINT-AR 3
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2017



  • migration
  • substitution effect
  • flexibility
  • temporary jobs

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