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REFERENDUM-LED IMMIGRATION POLICY IN THE WELFARE STATE

Yuji Tamura

The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) from University of Warwick, Department of Economics

Abstract: 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)
Date: 2004
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