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New Europeans

New Europeans

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Madeleine Sumption and Will SomervilleMigration Policy Institute
The UK’s new Europeans
Progress and challenges
ve years after accession
Equality and Human Rights CommissionPolicy report
 About this paper
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (the Commission) and the Migration
Policy Institute have a shared interest in immigration and the impacts of immigrationon society. This paper was prepared for the Commission but represents the views of theauthors and not ofcial Commission policy. This is the nal of three papers prepared inconnection with the major migration summit hosted by the Commission in 2009.
Executive summary 4
How do the recent migrants fare in the UK? 6How has the recent migration affectedlocal communities and workers? 7Policies to support equality in the UK 7
Introduction 8 What is special about therecent migration? 12
Examining the numbers 13A different kind of migration 16Migration from Romania and Bulgaria 20
Equality implications: how areeastern European migrants faring? 23
Economic integration 24Short-term vulnerabilities:precarious circumstances? 27Exploitation (or ‘exibility’?) 28Long-term prospects for upwardmobility and integration 30Integration 33The children of A8 immigrants:prospects for the future 34
Equality implications:the impact of A8 migration 36
The labour market impact of the recentmigration 37The scal impact of EU labour mobility 39Local and non-economic impacts 40
Conclusions and primary policy questions 44Bibliography 47 Contacts 52

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