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Immigration does not undermine public support for social policy

Brady, David and Finnigan, Ryan (2014) Immigration does not undermine public support for social policy. LSE American Politics and Policy (29 Jan 2014). Website.

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In the U.S and other rich democracies, many commentators have linked the rise of anti-foreigner sentiments in recent decades with rising levels of immigration. But do higher levels of immigration also undermine public support for social policies? Using survey data from 17 rich democracies, David Brady and Ryan Finnigan find little evidence to support this claim. They write that immigration may even surprisingly encourage public support for the welfare state.

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Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2014 15:30
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:20

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