The economic contribution of immigration on Europe (report FEM43-17)

FEM43-17 | September 2019


« The economic contribution of immigration on Europe (report FEM43-17) »


Jamal Bouoiyour; Amal Miftah; Refk Selmi


(IRMAPE, ESC Pau Business School, France); (CATT, University of Pau, France), (LEDa, DIALUMR 225, University of Paris-Dauphine, France)

Note :

This document has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union within the context of the EU-FEMISE project “Support to economic research, studies and dialogue of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership”.. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of the authors and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.

Summary :

Our results provide some support for the hypothesis that refugees and other legal migrants do not impede economic growth, and limit employment opportunities of residents in host countries. But these effects are not homogeneous across various quantile levels. It is therefore necessary to take into account the economic circumstances of host countries (in particular, the levels of economic growth and unemployment).