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23 Dec 2016    Journal Articles
Oberdabernig, Doris


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

Journal Article by Peter Huber and Doris Oberdabernig published in European Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 44, 53–78

ABSTRACT:

As migrants’ dependence on social assistance from the welfare state which is often related to the relatively low skill level of immigrants acts as a main driver of immigration attitudes, we investigate whether migrants’ children are able to catch up in education to their native peers and compare their degree of intergenerational educational upward mobility to those of natives.

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