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Title:Immigration, fertility, and human capital: A model of economic decline of the West PDF Logo
Authors:Azarnert, Leonid V.
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:CESifo working paper Fiscal Policy, Macroeconomics and Growth 3025
Abstract:I show how the influences of unskilled immigration, differential fertility between immigrants and the local indigenous population, and incentives for investment in human capital combine to predict the decline of the West. In particular, indigenous low-skilled workers lose from unskilled immigration even if the indigenous low-skilled workers do not finance redistribution, do not compete with immigrants in the labor market, and do not compete with immigrants for publicly financed income transfers. For the economy at large, high-fertility unskilled immigrants and a low-fertility indigenous population result in economic decline through reduced human capital accumulation and reduced growth of per-capita output.
Subjects:immigration
redistribution
ethnic diversity
fertility
human capital
economic growth
JEL:D30
F22
J10
O40
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CESifo Working Papers, CESifo Group Munich

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