cover image: Poverty and the UK post-Brexit points-based immigration system


Poverty and the UK post-Brexit points-based immigration system

27 Sep 2022

Women in this group tend to be from the EU and other European and Western countries, tend to be younger The first study by Mikolai and Kulu (2022) followed the at the time of arrival and tend to be more highly educated. [...] Main findings Group 3 ‘family migrants with smaller families’: Many women in this group were single and childless when they The lives of migrant women in the UK arrived in the UK and most had a partnership (mainly Understanding the differing experiences of migrant women marriage) soon after arrival. [...] Although many (around 60%) Measuring the risk of poverty for immigrants form a relationship during the first five years following The study by Meyer and Bridgen quantifies the extent of migration, only around 20% become mothers during poverty risks in 2021/2022 under the conditions of the this time. [...] Even for non- The results show that of the three household types, migrants, the highest earning breadwinner household migrants in the one-and-a-half and the breadwinner with an annual gross income of £43,692 just falls short of household have significantly lower net incomes than UK the decent standard of life threshold, but the gap is more families with identical gross incomes because they are not. [...] The findings raise questions about £28,080 £17 £180 the opportunity structures available for family migrant women to find employment in the UK when their children £25,759 £17 £190 are older, as well as the role of potential discrimination £20,480 £16 £160 experienced by immigrant women in the labour market.
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