Do attitudes towards immigrants matter?

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Do attitudes towards immigrants matter?

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dc.contributor.author Larsen, Birthe en_US
dc.contributor.author Waisman, Gisela en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:27:47Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:27:47Z
dc.date.issued 2007-12-06T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7587
dc.description.abstract We exploit the regional variation in negative attitudes towards immigrants to Sweden in order to analyse what are the consequences of such attitudes have on immigrants welfare. A well educated immigrant from a non developed country who lives in a municipality with strong negative attitudes earns less than what she would earn if she lived in a municipality where natives are more positive. If attitudes changed from the average level to the most positive level, her wage would increase by 12%. This would reduce the wage gap to well-educated immigrants from developed countries by 70%. We interpret this eect as evidence of labour market discrimination. The same reduction in negative attitudes would increase the welfare of immigrants from Africa and Asia, through their wage and local amenities, by an equivalent to one third of their wage. The analogous amount for immigrants from South America and Eastern Europe is one fourth of their wage if they are well educated and one tenth otherwise. en_US
dc.format.extent 28 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2007-11 en_US
dc.title Do attitudes towards immigrants matter? en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt07dec06 nijemo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Økonomisk Institut en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort ECON en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Economics en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort ECON en_US
dc.idnumber x65655575x en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2007 en_US


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