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
PublisherMaastricht University, Graduate School of Business and Economics
Number of pages27
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2022

Publication series

SeriesGSBE Research Memoranda

JEL classifications

  • j61 - "Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers"


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


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