Fiscal Position of Immigrants in Europe: A Quantile Regression Approach
Majlinda Joxhe (),
Pasquale Scaramozzino and
Skerdilajda Zanaj ()
No 758, GLO Discussion Paper Series from Global Labor Organization (GLO)
This paper compares the net fiscal position (NFP) of immigrants versus natives using data from the European Survey on Living Conditions (EU-SILC) for the period 2007-2015. By employing a quantile regression approach, we find that European and non-European migrants have a different fiscal position from natives only on the extreme tails of the NFP distribution. Non-EU migrants contribute more than natives in the top quantile of the NFP, whereas they are more fiscally depend in the bottom quantile. We also examine the relationship between our calculated migrants' fiscal position and the fiscal perception of European citizens versus migrants as measured in European Social Survey (ESS) data. The negative perception in some European countries may be entirely driven by the fiscal position of migrants in the lowest quantile. Our results highlight the critical need to better understand the fiscal contribution of migrants in the destination countries for a fair and constructive migration policy
Keywords: fiscal position; immigration; quantile regression; European countries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F22 H53 I30 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Working Paper: Fiscal effects of migrants in Europe: a quantile regression Approach (2020)
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