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dc.contributor.authorFacchini, Giovannien_US
dc.contributor.authorMayda, Anna Mariaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-09-06en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-28T08:12:27Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-28T08:12:27Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/25813-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes welfare-state determinants of individual attitudes towards immigrants - within and across countries - and their interaction with labor-market drivers of preferences. We consider two different mechanisms through which a redistributive welfare system might adjust as a result of immigration. Under the first scenario, immigration has a larger impact on individuals at the top of the income distribution, while under the second one it is low-income individuals who are most affected through this channel. Individual attitudes are consistent with the first welfare-state scenario and with labor-market determinants of immigration attitudes. In countries where natives are on average more skilled than immigrants, individual income is negatively correlated with pro-immigration preferences, while individual skill is positively correlated with them. These relationships have the opposite signs in economies characterized by skilled migration (relative to the native population). Such results are confirmed when we exploit international differences in the characteristics of destination countries' welfare state.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper 1768en_US
dc.subject.jelF22en_US
dc.subject.jelF1en_US
dc.subject.jelJ61en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwEinwanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialstaaten_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleIndividual attitudes towards immigrants: welfare-state determinants across countriesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn517023881en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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