Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

13 p.

Publication Date

6-2003

Publisher

Springer

Source Publication

Atlantic Economic Journal

Source ISSN

0197-4254

Abstract

This paper employs survey data to examine the determinants of immigration-policy preferences among ten advanced economies. Ordered probit specifications suggest that skill level is a robust determinant of immigration-policy preferences and that less-skilled workers are more likely to express a preference for policies that restrict immigration. The results also suggest that older individuals, members of trade unions, and those who classify their political ideology as conservative are more likely to favor limiting immigration while non-citizens are less likely to favor such policies. Individual country-level regression results vary, in particular with regard to the influence of trade union member- ship, which is a robust determinant of immigration-policy preferences for both measures of skill in only a subset of nations. (JEL FO, F2, HO)

Comments

Accepted version. Atlantic Economic Journal, Vol. 31, No. 2 (June 2003): 146-158. Publisher Link. © 2003 Springer Verlag. Used with permission.

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