Monthly Report No. 7-8/2019


Michael Landesmann, Sebastian Leitner, Sandra M. Leitner and Isilda Mara

wiiw Monthly Report No. 7-8, July/August 2019
48 pages including 2 Tables and 32 Figures

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  • Chart of the month: Labour market integration of non-EU migrants and refugees
    by Sebastian Leitner
  • Opinion corner: A new initiative on migration and refugee policy
    by Michael Landesmann
    This opinion piece explores the need and the opportunity for the new EU Commission to make some strides towards an EU-wide coordinated migration and refugee policy. This is against the background of the looming complementarity in the demographic dynamic between the European continent and the neighbouring non-EU regions (Middle East, Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa). These provide very strong 'push' and 'pull' forces for migration and refugee flows over the coming decades.
  • Various domains of integration of refugees and their interrelationship: A study of recent refugees in Austria
    by Michael Landesmann and Sandra M. Leitner
    Refugee integration is a complex and multifaceted process which can be hampered by various obstacles. In this article we report results from the analysis of a unique survey among refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq who have recently come to Austria.  We not only identify the key determinants of their labour market and social integration but also show that both domains of integration are interrelated. Our results point to important policy implications.
  • Doctors on the move: mobility patterns in the EU
    by Isilda Mara
    Half of the EU countries are already facing shortages of medical doctors which are likely to grow in the future. Attracting doctors from abroad has been a tangible and a quick solution to this, but affected negatively the ‘sending’ countries. This article provides a glimpse into recent mobility patterns of medical doctors in the EU and potential steps forward to address the shortages of doctors in EU-CEE countries.
  • Monthly and quarterly statistics for Central, East and Southeast Europe


Reference to wiiw databases: wiiw Annual Database, wiiw Monthly Database

Keywords: migration, refugees, labour market, healthcare

Countries covered: EU Eastern Partnership, Austria, EU-CEE, European Union

Research Areas: Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy, Labour, Migration and Income Distribution