Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/51727
Authors: 
Razin, Assaf
Wahba, Jackline
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5546
Abstract: 
This paper tests the differential effects of the generosity of the welfare state under free migration and under policy-controlled migration, distinguishing between source developing and developed countries. We utilize free-movement within the EU to examine the free migration regime and compare that to immigration into the EU from two other groups, developed and developing source countries, to capture immigration-restricted regimes. We standardize cross-country education quality differences by using the Hanushek-Woessmann (2009) cognitive skills measure. We find strong support for the magnet hypothesis under the free-migration regime, and the fiscal burden hypothesis under the immigration-restricted regime even after controlling for differences in returns to skills in source and host countries.
Subjects: 
migration
welfare state
EU
JEL: 
J61
J48
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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