Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125257
Authors: 
Giulietti, Corrado
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2014 [Issue:] 37
Abstract: 
Contrary to the welfare magnet hypothesis, empirical evidence suggests that immigration decisions are not made on the basis of the relative generosity of the receiving nation’s social benefits. Even when immigrants are found to use welfare more intensively than natives, the gap is mostly attributable to differences in social and demographic characteristics between immigrants and non-immigrants rather than to immigration status per se. Moreover, evidence in some countries suggests that immigrants exhibit less welfare dependency than natives, despite facing a higher risk of poverty.
Subjects: 
welfare benefits
immigration
labor mobility
JEL: 
H53
J61
J68
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Document Type: 
Article

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