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

Tamura, Yuji


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]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Population Economics
DOI: 10.1007/s00148-006-0070-2


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