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Public Opinion and Immigration: Who Favors Employment Discrimination against Immigrants?

Arusha Cooray, Abdeslam Marfouk () and Maliha Nazir

No 175, GLO Discussion Paper Series from Global Labor Organization (GLO)

Abstract: Using information from the world values survey wave 6 containing information from 78,743 respondents in 53 countries, we examine the factors which influence respondents’ answers to the question: “when jobs are scarce, should employers give priority to people of the country of origin rather than immigrants?” Taking into account a number of factors including, economic, socio-demographic, political and individual level characteristics we find that all of these factors influence respondents’ preference for this form of discrimination.

Keywords: International migration; discrimination; public opinion (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F22 J71 J79 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2018
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