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Title:Right-wing extremism and the well-being of immigrants PDF Logo
Authors:Knabe, Andreas
Rätzel, Steffen
Thomsen, Stephan L.
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:School of Business & Economics Discussion Paper 2009/16
Abstract:This study analyzes the effects of right-wing extremism on the well-being of immigrants based on data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) for the years 1984 to 2006 merged with state-level information on election outcomes. The results show that the life satisfaction of immigrants is significantly reduced if right-wing extremism in the native population increases. Moreover ; the life satisfaction of highly educated immigrants is affected more strongly than that of low-skilled immigrants. This supports the view that policies aimed at making immigration more attractive to the high-skilled have to include measures that reduce xenophobic attitudes in the native population.
Subjects:Well-Being
Life Satisfaction
Right-Wing Extremism
Migration
SOEP
JEL:I31
R23
J15
ISBN:978-3-941240-10-0
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Diskussionsbeiträge, FB Wirtschaftswissenschaft, FU Berlin

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