Immigrant Key Workers: Their Contribution to Europe's COVID-19 Response

20 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2020

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Francesco Fasani

Queen Mary, University of London

Jacopo Mazza

University of Amsterdam

Abstract

This note describes the contribution of migrant workers to the ongoing effort to keep basic services running in the Union during the COVID-19 epidemic. We quantify the prevalence of migrant workers in the so called "key professions" that the Commission and Member States have identified using the most recent wave of the EU Labour Force Survey. Our results show that migrant "key workers" are essential for critical functions in European societies.

Keywords: migrant workers, COVID-19 epidemic, key occupations

JEL Classification: F22, J61, K37

Suggested Citation

Fasani, Francesco and Mazza, Jacopo, Immigrant Key Workers: Their Contribution to Europe's COVID-19 Response. IZA Discussion Paper No. 13178, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3584941

Francesco Fasani (Contact Author)

Queen Mary, University of London ( email )

Jacopo Mazza

University of Amsterdam ( email )

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Amsterdam, 1018 WB
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