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Are Immigrants in Favour of Immigration? Evidence from England and Wales

Nils Braakmann (), John Wildman () and Waqas Muhammad ()
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Waqas Muhammad: Department of Economics, The University of Sheffield, 9 Mappin Street, Sheffield S1 4DT, UK

The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 2017, vol. 17, issue 1, 16

Abstract: Using the UK Citizenship Survey for the years 2007–2010, this paper investigates how immigrants view immigration and how these views compare to the views of natives. Immigrants who have been in the UK longer are similar to natives in being opposed to further immigration, while recent immigrants are more in favour of further immigration. Labour market concerns do not play a large role for either immigrants or natives. However, there is some evidence that financial and economic shocks can increase anti-immigration sentiments.

Keywords: immigrants; attitudes/views towards immigration; immigrant integration; financial worries; labour immigration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J15 J61 J82 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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