The devil is in the detail: measuring intra-EU labour migration

Clare Fenwick

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Freedom of movement is a fundamental principle of the European Union (EU) and yet this key pillar of European integration has become a topic of controversy as member states find their labour markets under pressure. This article examines key trends in intra-EU labour migration and explores what existing migration data has to offer researchers studying EU migration related research questions.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Number of pages28
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2022

Publication series

SeriesROA Research Memoranda

JEL classifications

  • j61 - "Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers"


  • labour migration
  • migration data
  • free movement
  • mobile citizens
  • European Union

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