Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/51713
Authors: 
Sinning, Mathias
Vorell, Matthias
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5883
Abstract: 
This paper compares the effects of immigration flows on economic outcomes and crime levels to the public opinion about these effects using individual and regional data for Australia. We employ an instrumental variables strategy to account for non-random location choices of immigrants and find that immigration has no adverse effects on regional unemployment rates, median incomes, or crime levels. This result is in line with the economic effects that people typically expect but does not confirm the public opinion about the contribution of immigration to higher crime levels, suggesting that Australians overestimate the effect of immigration on crime.
Subjects: 
international migration
effects of immigration
attitudes towards immigrants
JEL: 
F22
J61
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
892.48 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.