Income, Amenities and Negative Attitudes

Gisela Waisman, Birthe Larsen

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Abstract

We exploit the regional variation in negative attitudes towards immigrants to
Sweden in order to analyse the consequences of negative attitudes on refugees’ utility from labour income and amenities. We find that attitudes towards immigrants are important: while they affect mainly the refugees’
quality of life, they also affect their income. We estimate the utility effects of negative attitudes for refugees with different levels of education and gender. We also analyse how the size of the refugees’ networks relate to their quality of life and income as well as how negative attitudes towards immigration and networks interact.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer8
TidsskriftIZA Journal of Development and Migration
Vol/bind5
Udgave nummer1
Antal sider32
ISSN2193-9039
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1 dec. 2016

Emneord

  • Attitudes towards immigration
  • Geographical mobility
  • Income
  • Amenities

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