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dc.contributor.authorBoeri, Titoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-13en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:55:54Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:55:54Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-2009082020en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35735-
dc.description.abstractNegative perceptions about migrants in Europe, the Continent with the largest social policy programmes, are driven by concerns that foreigners are a net fiscal burden. Paradoxically instruments of social inclusion are becoming a weapon of mass exclusion. Increasing concerns of public opinion are indeed pressing Governments, in the midst of the recession, to reduce welfare access by migrants or further tighten migration policies. Are there politically feasible alternatives to these two hardly enforceable (and procyclical) policy options? In this paper we look at economic and cultural determinants of negative perceptions about migrants in Europe. Based on a simple model of the perceived fiscal effects of migration and on a largely unexploited database (EU-Silc), we find no evidence that legal migrants, notably skilled migrants, are net recipients of transfers from the state. However, there is evidence of residual dependency on non-contributory transfers and self-selection of migrants more likely to draw on welfare in the countries with the most generous welfare state. Moreover, redistribution does not find much support among those who are in favour of immigration. A way out of the migration into the welfare state dilemma facing Europe involves i. co-ordinating safety nets across the EU, ii. adopting explicitly selective migration policies, and iii. improving activation programmes. Other options such as restricting migration or welfare access by migrants are however on the agenda of national Governments.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherForschungsinst. zur Zukunft der Arbeit Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 4273en_US
dc.subject.jelJ38en_US
dc.subject.jelJ5en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordMigration policyen_US
dc.subject.keywordwelfare accessen_US
dc.subject.keywordfiscal externalityen_US
dc.subject.stwMigrationspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwSozialpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwMigrantenen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialtransferen_US
dc.subject.stwVerteilungspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Integrationen_US
dc.subject.stwEthnische Diskriminierungen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialstaaten_US
dc.subject.stwInternationale Wanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwEU-Staatenen_US
dc.titleImmigration to the land of redistributionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn608071609en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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