Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/30635
Authors: 
Knabe, Andreas
Rätzel, Steffen
Thomsen, Stephan L.
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 2841
Abstract: 
This study analyzes the effects of right-wing extremism on the well-being of immigrants based on data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) for the years 1984 to 2006 merged with state-level information on election outcomes. The results show that the life satisfaction of immigrants is significantly reduced if right-wing extremism in the native population increases. Moreover, the life satisfaction of highly educated immigrants is affected more strongly than that of low-skilled immigrants. This supports the view that policies aimed at making immigration more attractive to the high-skilled have to include measures that reduce xenophobic attitudes in the native population.
Subjects: 
well-being
life satisfaction
right-wing extremism
migration
SOEP
JEL: 
I31
R23
J15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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