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Positive views of immigration are linked to more favorable views about welfare among Americans.

Garand, James C., Xu, Ping and Davis, Belinda C. (2016) Positive views of immigration are linked to more favorable views about welfare among Americans. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (14 Jan 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Whether immigrants to the US are a negative or positive influence on US society has been the source of much debate in recent years. In new research, James Garand, Ping Xu, and Belinda C. Davis examine the relationship between people’s attitudes towards immigration and welfare. Using election data, they find that those who are in favor of immigration are also more likely to support welfare and greater welfare spending. They write that much of this relationship can be explained by the growing “immigrationalization” of welfare attitudes in recent decades due to demographic change and the growing number of immigrants participating in welfare programs.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2017 14:41
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 21:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/68742

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