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Immigration to European countries makes natives happier and has a positive impact on their welfare.

Simpson, Nicole B. and Betz, William (2013) Immigration to European countries makes natives happier and has a positive impact on their welfare. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (03 Jul 2013). Website.

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Abstract

Does immigration have a positive or negative impact on native populations? Nicole B. Simpson and William Betz have analysed data on immigrant flows to 26 European countries between 2002, and have found that immigrants have a positive impact on the happiness and well-being of natives, especially after the first year. While the overall positive impact may be a small one, they do mean that the potential costs of immigration on natives, such as impacts on wages and employment, may be balanced by its benefits.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2017 10:10
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2021 00:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72544

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