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dc.contributor.authorGaston, Noel
dc.contributor.authorRajaguru, Gulasekaran
dc.identifier.citationGaston, Noel and Rajaguru, Gulasekaran. 2013. International Migration and the Welfare State Revisited. European Journal of Political Economy. 29: pp. 90-101.

Immigration is a controversial topic in most developed economies. The presence of are distributive welfare state in all major immigrant host countries creates a margin on which immigration affects native welfare. The primary focus of the paper is whether a large intake of immigrants reduces welfare state effort. It is usually argued that steady increases in immigration lead to public pressure for lower levels of publicly-funded social expenditures. In contrastz to the earlier empirical literature on this topic, we find little evidence in favour of this hypothesis. While immigration does have a relatively modest effect on the welfare state, if anything there is some support for the view that a greater influx of immigrants has lead policy-makers to increase welfare state spending.

dc.publisherElsevier BV * North-Holland
dc.subjectWelfare state expenditures
dc.subjectInternational immigration
dc.subjectDynamic panel estimates
dc.titleInternational Migration and the Welfare State Revisited
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleEuropean Journal of Political Economy
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