Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149405
Authors: 
Neymotin, Florence
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of Migration [ISSN:] 2193-9039 [Volume:] 3 [Year:] 2014 [Pages:] 1-29
Abstract: 
If immigration causes a decrease in social cohesion, then it may also be an important contributing factor in the recent failure of financial institutions. The present analysis finds some evidence for a negative relationship between immigration and volunteering from the Current Population Survey 2004 - 2008 September Supplements. Various specifications confirm the tendency of immigrant inflows to decrease social cohesion, as measured by the tendency of native US citizens to volunteer. Differences in effect by type of volunteering organization, country of origin of immigrants, functional form, and voting as the relevant measure of social cohesion are explored with similar patterns of results. Differences in effect by city size provide a counterpoint, lending support to the alternative idea that immigration does not in fact decrease social cohesion.
Subjects: 
Social cohesion
Volunteering
Immigration
JEL: 
H8
Z13
J61
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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