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Migration and Social Preferences

Diego Marino Fages and Matias Morales
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Matias Morales: New York University

No 2022-07, Discussion Papers from The Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics, School of Economics, University of Nottingham

Abstract: 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 migrants adapt their social preferences (SPs) to those prevalent in their host country. For this, we rely on a global and experimentally validated survey to show that migrants’ preferences strongly correlate with their host population’s SPs and provide some evidence of a causal relationship.

Keywords: Migration; Assimilation; Social Preferences (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022-07
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-exp, nep-int, nep-mig, nep-soc and nep-ure
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