Migration and social preferences
Diego Marino Fages and
Matías Morales Cerda
Economics Letters, 2022, vol. 218, issue C
Anti-immigrant sentiment is frequently motivated by the idea that migrants are a threat to the host country’s culture (Rapoport et al., 2020). We contribute to the discussion by investigating whether or not migrants adapt their social preferences (SPs) to those prevalent in their host country. Relying on a global and experimentally validated survey we show that migrants’ preferences strongly correlate with their host population’s SPs and provide suggestive evidence of a causal relationship in line with the assimilation hypothesis.
Keywords: Migration; Assimilation; Social preferences (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D01 F22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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