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    Migration and Mobility


    This project analyses the effects of immigration on the well-being of the UK native population. We explore the following research questions:

    (a) What is the impact of immigration on natives' subjective well-being?
    (b) Does the impact of immigration vary depending on the characteristics of natives and on the type of immigrants?
    (c) What are the well-being dimensions affected by immigration and what are the mechanisms at work?

    We measure subjective well-being using data on self-reported life satisfaction of individuals from the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS, Understanding Society and the UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS), two large and nationally representative longitudinal surveys.

    We combine these data with migration statistics at the local authority district (LAD) and lower super output area (LSOA) levels obtained from the census. We consider the period 1997 to 2015.