The impact of welfare benefits on natives' and immigrants' attitudes towards immigration

Oberdabernig, Doris Anita (10 April 2015). The impact of welfare benefits on natives' and immigrants' attitudes towards immigration (Unpublished). In: ISW Workshop, Empirical Economics, University of Innsbruck. Innsbruck, Austria. 10.04.2015.

We investigate whether the dependence of immigrants on welfare benefits leads to opposition to further immigration by natives and immigrants in a pooled cross-section of 21 European countries for the 2004-2010 period. Explicitly controlling for the dependence of immigrants and natives on benefits we find that higher benefit take-up rates among immigrants than among natives lead to less favourable attitudes of natives towards immigration. Interestingly, we do not find similar stylised facts for immigrants' attitudes towards immigration.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Other Institutions > Teaching Staff, Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences
02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > World Trade Institute
10 Strategic Research Centers > World Trade Institute

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > NCCR International Trade Regulation

UniBE Contributor:

Oberdabernig, Doris Anita

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation

Language:

English

Submitter:

Doris Anita Oberdabernig

Date Deposited:

24 Apr 2015 10:22

Last Modified:

20 Dec 2016 15:17

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/68118

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