Labor Migration Database

Up-to-date knowledge in the field of internationalization of the labor market in Europe. Find scientific publications (provided with an abstract) and search for similar publications via keywords.

This database is the result of the multidisciplinary literature review and data collection by the INT-AR project – a project researching the internationalization of the European labor market, as well as transboundary labor recruitment. The database is composed of a collection of scientific publications with short summaries listing their main insights for policymakers and researchers. In addition, all sources have been tagged allowing the user to easily find comparable resources within the database.

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links to other comparable websites or databases

The Migration Observatory An Oxford University database with research, analysis and policy papers
The Migration Policy Institute A US database with factsheets, research, analysis and policy papers
IZA World of Labor A German database with articles on migration, mainly from an economic perspective
Migration Policy Centre A migration research center associated with the European University in Florence


This series of accompanying papers provides insights into different aspects of labor migration, including who can be considered a labor migrant and the macro-economic effects of labor migration. The papers have been peer reviewed and are periodically updated to reflect current developments.

1. Who is a labour migrant?
2a. Social Security and free movement: European coordination
2b. Social Security and free movement: Legal Loopholes
2c. Social Security and free movement: Welfare tourism?
3. Labour migration and substitution
4. Labour market frictions and migration
5. Provision of services and posted workers
6. Applicable labour law in case of posting of workers
7. Macro-economic effects of labour migration
8. Posting of workers in practice
9. Cross-border recruitment and artificial arrangements

The Project

The Database Labor Migration was created as part of the multidisciplinary INT-AR research project, which, in close collaboration with policymakers, employers, employment agencies and unions, maps the consequences of today’s increasingly internationalized European labor market and transboundary labor recruitment for the Dutch economy, its labor market and social security system.

Project Team

The project team consists of:


  • Internationalizing the labor market
  • Cross-border job recruitment


Kenniscentrum Arbeidsmigranten

The Center of Expertise Labor Migrants (in Dutch) gathers, combines and enriches knowledge and expertise on the position of migrant workers on the labour market, in the economy and in society.

Instituut GAK

Instituut Gak (in Dutch) aims to contribute to the quality of social security and the labor market in the Netherlands by investing in social projects, research and chairs.