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Pane e Cioccolata: The Impact of Native Attitudes on Return Migration

Augustin de Coulon, Dragos Radu () and Max Steinhardt ()

No 8845, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: This paper addresses the link between native attitudes and return migration. We exploit the variation in xenophobia using information on media consumption by migrants in Italy. A widely documented crime provides a quasi-experimental setting to identify the impact of Italian attitudes on migrants' settlement intentions. Our results suggest a significant effect of anti-immigrant attitudes on the intended duration of stay in the host country. The impact is more pronounced for low-skilled migrants, which has consequences for how migration affects the long run convergence between sending and destination countries.

Keywords: media consumption; native attitudes; return migration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F22 J61 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2015-02
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Published in: Review of International Economics, 2016, 24, 253-281.

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