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The impact of labour migration on the labor market

Published: 22nd January 2019 Last updated: 18th April 2019

Since the introduction of the open European labor market, the recruitment of labor migrants in the Netherlands has increased sharply. This has resulted in both positive and negative effects, Jan Cremers (Tilburg Law School) writes in an ESB article.

Although the abolition of the European internal borders has positive macroeconomic effects, the associated labor migration can contribute to an increased flexibilisation of the labor market. A Tilburg Law School study shows that this can contribute to an evasion of national laws and regulations in the field of employment conditions and social security.

Read more (in Dutch) at ESB