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Should they stay or should they go? Attitudes towards immigration in Europe

Bridges, S.J.; Mateut, Simona

Authors

S.J. Bridges sarah.bridges@nottingham.ac.uk

Simona Mateut



Abstract

This paper examines the main determinants of individual attitudes towards immigration in Europe. Our results suggest that both economic and non-economic variables shape attitudes towards immigration, but the relative importance of these factors depends crucially on the race/ethnicity of the arriving immigrants. While fears over labour market competition are more likely to shape attitudes towards the arrival of same race immigrants, more exposure to immigrants reduces opposition towards the arrival of different race immigrants. These findings persist after controlling for socioeconomic characteristics, and after exploiting the data to allow for cohort-specific effects.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Sep 1, 2014
Journal Scottish Journal of Political Economy
Print ISSN 0036-9292
Electronic ISSN 1467-9485
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 61
Issue 4
APA6 Citation Bridges, S., & Mateut, S. (2014). Should they stay or should they go? Attitudes towards immigration in Europe. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 61(4), doi:10.1111/sjpe.12051
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/sjpe.12051
Keywords Attitudes, Immigration, European Union
Publisher URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/sjpe.12051/abstract?
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Bridges, S. and Mateut, S. (2014), Should They Stay or Should They Go? Attitudes Towards Immigration in Europe. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 61: 397–429. doi: 10.1111/sjpe.12051 which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wi...11/sjpe.12051/abstract? This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

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