Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/21350
Authors: 
Gang, Ira N.
Rivera-Batiz, Francisco L.
Yun, Myeong-Su
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 578
Abstract: 
This paper provides a statistical analysis of the determinants of attitudes towards foreigners displayed by Europeans sampled in Eurobarometer surveys in 1988 and 1997. Europeans who compete with immigrants in the labor market have more negative attitudes towards foreigners. In addition, an increased concentration of immigrants in local neighborhoods increases the likelihood of negative attitudes. Racial prejudice exerts a strong influence on anti-foreigner sentiment. The generally rising trend towards greater racial prejudice, and the decline in the strength of educational attainment in reducing negative attitudes towards foreigners, contribute to the increasing anti-foreigner attitudes between 1988 and 1997.
Subjects: 
anti-foreigner
labor force status
ethnic concentration
probit decomposition
racial prejudice
attitudes
sentiments towards migrants
JEL: 
F22
J61
J15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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