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Immigration does not undermine public support for social policies

Brady, David and Finnigan, Ryan (2014) Immigration does not undermine public support for social policies. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (31 Jan 2014). Website.

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In several European countries, commentators have linked the rise of anti-foreigner sentiments 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 encourage public support for the welfare state.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 14:09
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2021 23:18

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