This report compares the labour market outcomes of natives, those who migrated to seek asylum (refugees), and other migrants in the UK. It finds that refugees have worse labour market outcomes than natives and other migrants. They are less likely to be employed, earn less per hour and work fewer hours than natives and those who migrated to the UK for other reasons. Among the reasons identified for this are differences in health status (particularly mental health) and English proficiency.
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Isabel Ruiz, Carlos Vargas-Silva
Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford