Youth Mobility Scheme: the panacea for ending free movement?

Consterdine, Erica (2019) Youth Mobility Scheme: the panacea for ending free movement? National Institute Economic Review. ISSN 0027-9501 (Accepted)

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Abstract

Free movement has been at the heart of the Brexit debate, with the government grappling between satisfying public and business demands for restrictive and liberal approaches to immigration respectively. In response the government have advocated temporary migration as a potential solution, including an expanded UK-EU Youth Mobility Scheme modelled on the current T5 YMS on the assumption that YMS migrants undertake low skilled jobs. Little is known about this visa or the labour market activity of YMS migrants. Drawing on policy analysis alongside survey and interview data from Australian YMS migrants, this paper seeks to bridge some of these knowledge gaps, arguing that an expanded EU YMS will not attract significant EU migrants, and is far from a remedy for free movement ending.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: youth mobility scheme, temporary immigration, Brexit, labour market, UK immigration policy.
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Centre for Migration Research
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General) > JF1338 Public administration
Depositing User: Erica Consterdine
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2019 10:37
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2019 17:04
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/82863

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Project NameSussex Project NumberFunderFunder Ref
FP7 - TEMPER - TEMPORARY VERSUS PERMANENT MIGRATIONG1323EUROPEAN UNIONFP7-SSH-2013-2-613468