Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/168069
Authors: 
Hyll, Walter
Schneider, Lutz
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2017: Alternative Geld- und Finanzarchitekturen - Session: Income Distribution, Inequality and Poverty F19-V1
Abstract: 
We exploit a natural experiment related to the German re-unification to address the question whether disutility from income comparisons affects attitudes towards foreigners. We find robust evidence that East Germans expose strong negative attitudes towards foreigners, particularly from low-wage countries, if they worry about their economic status compared to better-off West Germans.
JEL: 
D31
J61
N34
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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