Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/129321
Authors: 
Poutvaara, Panu
Steinhardt, Max Friedrich
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 800
Abstract: 
Integration of immigrants is a two-way process, the success of which depends both on immigrants and on natives. We provide new evidence on the determinants of individual attitudes towards immigration, using data from the 2005 and 2010 waves of the German Socio-Economic Panel. In particular, we show that bitterness in life is strongly associated with worries about immigration. This effect cannot be explained just by concerns that immigrants are competing with oneself in thelabor market. Instead, it appears that people who feel that they have not got what they deserve in life oppose immigration for spiteful reasons.
Subjects: 
immigration
bitterness
native attitudes
JEL: 
D72
F22
J61
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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