REFERENDUM-LED IMMIGRATION POLICY IN THE WELFARE STATE
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Majority voting outcomes over different immigration levels of lowskilled workers are examined in a two-period overlapping-generation model in which the labour market and intra- and intergenerational transfer schemes translate the impact of immigration into preferences of heterogeneous citizens. In most of the cases being examined, the model predicts a unique policy choice. However, a voting cycle can also arise in certain circumstances, subjecting the referendum outcome to manipulation.
Keywords: international migration; majority voting; intragenerational transfer; intergenerational transfer (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D70 F22 I38 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Journal Article: Disagreement over the immigration of low-income earners in a welfare state (2006)
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