• Table of Contents
    • Abstract
    • Keywords
    • Article
      • Background
      • Trends in labour mobility within the EU before 2004
      • 2004 and 2007: accession
      • Macroeconomic and labour market impacts
      • ‘Benefit tourism’: the welfare state magnet hypothesis
      • Fiscal impacts
      • Future prospects
      • Conclusion
    • See Also
    • Bibliography
    • How to cite this article

labour mobility in the European Union

Jonathan Portes
From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Online Edition, 2015
Edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume
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Abstract

This article describes trends in labour mobility within the European Union since the Treaty of Rome and the resulting economic impacts, particularly since the accession of ten new Member States in 2004. It concludes that, half a century after ‘free movement’ was first incorporated into the founding treaties of the European Union, it is finally beginning to become an important factor in European economic integration.
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How to cite this article

Portes, Jonathan. "labour mobility in the European Union." The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Online Edition. Eds. Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online. Palgrave Macmillan. 17 January 2018 <http://www.dictionaryofeconomics.com/article?id=pde2015_L000248> doi:10.1057/9780230226203.3943

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