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Disagreement over the Immigration of Low-Income Earners in a Welfare State

Tamura, Yuji

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This paper studies natives' economically motivated preferences over different levels of immigration of low-income earners. Immigration affects natives through both intra- and intergenerational redistribution programmes and in the labour market. Our analysis suggests, in a welfare state that looks after the poor and the aged, economic motivation does not necessarily lead a native to have an extreme opinion on the preferable level of immigration, although it causes disagreement among natives. We...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorTamura, Yuji
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T22:26:57Z
dc.identifier.issn0933-1433
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/33859
dc.description.abstractThis paper studies natives' economically motivated preferences over different levels of immigration of low-income earners. Immigration affects natives through both intra- and intergenerational redistribution programmes and in the labour market. Our analysis suggests, in a welfare state that looks after the poor and the aged, economic motivation does not necessarily lead a native to have an extreme opinion on the preferable level of immigration, although it causes disagreement among natives. We find, regardless of parameter values, high-income earners prefer at least as much immigration as low-income earners who, in turn, prefer at least as much immigration as pensioners. The median voter is then likely to be a low-income native.
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.sourceJournal of Population Economics
dc.subjectKeywords: Immigration; Natives preferences; Welfare state
dc.titleDisagreement over the Immigration of Low-Income Earners in a Welfare State
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume19
dc.date.issued2006
local.identifier.absfor140213 - Public Economics- Public Choice
local.identifier.ariespublicationu8410019xPUB106
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationTamura, Yuji, College of Business and Economics, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage691
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage702
local.identifier.doi10.1007/s00148-006-0070-2
dc.date.updated2015-12-08T09:16:05Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-33749370567
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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