EU Accession Migration: National Insurance Number Allocations and the Geographies of Polish Labour Immigration to the UK

Catherine Harris, Dominique Moran, John Bryson

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This paper addresses the challenge of measuring the extent of immigration to the UK following EU Accession in 2004, and argues that the most commonly used databases (UK Census, Labour Force Survey and Worker Registration Scheme) can be supplemented by the National Insurance Number (NINo) Allocations database, and demonstrates the utility of this data for future research by outlining the geography of immigration derived from NINo. The paper makes three important contributions through the thorough analysis of a data source currently underexploited in migration studies; first that the NINo, when used as a indicator of migration per se offers some interesting insights into migration in the UK, and secondly that as a tool for comprehensively measuring the registration of migrants working legally in the UK, it offers a means of constructing a internal geography of (legal) labour migration, as the paper demonstrates. Third, the analysis also identifies self‐employment as a potentially important missing driver behind EU Accession Migration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-221
Number of pages12
JournalTijdschrift Voor Economische en Sociale Geografie
Volume103
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2011

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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Mansfield, C, Moran, D & Bryson, J 2011, 'EU Accession Migration: National Insurance Number Allocations and the Geographies of Polish Labour Immigration to the UK' Tijdschrift Voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, vol 103, no. 2, pp. 209-221.
which has been published in final form at https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9663.2011.00682.x . This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

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EU Accession Migration: National Insurance Number Allocations and the Geographies of Polish Labour Immigration to the UK. / Harris, Catherine; Moran, Dominique; Bryson, John.

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