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

Huber, Peter; Oberdabernig, Doris Anita (2016). The impact of welfare benefits on natives' and immigrants' attitudes towards immigration. European journal of political economy, 44, pp. 53-78. Elsevier 10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2016.05.003

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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:

Journal Article (Original Article)

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 > 330 Economics

ISSN:

0176-2680

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Doris Anita Oberdabernig

Date Deposited:

24 Apr 2015 10:57

Last Modified:

10 Sep 2017 13:44

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2016.05.003

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JEL Classification:

F22, J15, H53, I38

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.68120

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/68120

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