Regularising the situation of the immigrant population does not result in a “call effect”
1The improvements relating to the right to work in the formal economy that the new regulations represented for workers in an irregular situation did not produce any effect in terms of immigrant workers attracted by the new situation.
2As a result of the reform, the labour conditions of immigrants were favoured, along with their opportunities for mobility towards other sectors of the economy.
3One of the most significant consequences of the regulatory change was the increase in tax revenues.
4The regularisation had a positive effect on the overall economy, but had different impacts on workers depending on their qualifications and skills levels.
One of the most prominent consequences of the mass regularisation of immigrants was increased revenue for the public purse, originating from new taxes derived from the regulatory change itself, particularly - although not solely – from income tax.