Type
Numéro de périodique
Titre
Welfare, Well-Being and Immigration in Europe: Evidence from the European Social Survey
Auteur(s)
CLARK Andrew - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Directeur de publication ou de collection)
SENIK Claudia - Paris-Jourdan Sciences Economiques (Directeur de publication ou de collection)
SAUGER Nicolas - Centre de recherches politiques de Sciences Po (CEVIPOF) (Directeur de publication ou de collection)
Éditeur
NL : Springer
ISSN
03038300
Résumé
EN
Does immigration reduce natives' support for the welfare state? Evidence from the European Social Survey (2002/2003) suggests a more qualified relation. For Europe as a whole, there is only weak evidence of a negative association between the perceived presence of immigrants and natives' support for the welfare state. However, this weak average relationship masks considerable heterogeneity across countries. We distinguish two channels through which immigration could affect natives' support for the welfare state: a pure dislike of immigrants and concerns about the economic consequences of immigration. We find that natives who hold both negative views react much more negatively to a given perceived share of immigrants than natives who hold neither view. However, there is no clear pattern concerning the relative importance of the two channels. Finally, we find that natives who hold either of these negative views of immigrants tend to be less supportive of the welfare state independently of the perceived presence of immigrants.
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