Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/108727
Authors: 
de Coulon, Augustin
Radu, Dragos
Steinhardt, Max
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8845
Abstract: 
This paper addresses the link between native attitudes and return migration. We exploit the variation in xenophobia using information on media consumption by migrants in Italy. A widely documented crime provides a quasi-experimental setting to identify the impact of Italian attitudes on migrants' settlement intentions. Our results suggest a significant effect of anti-immigrant attitudes on the intended duration of stay in the host country. The impact is more pronounced for low-skilled migrants, which has consequences for how migration affects the long run convergence between sending and destination countries.
Subjects: 
return migration
native attitudes
media consumption
JEL: 
F22
J61
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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