While the OLS estimates suggest the existence of a moderate within‐country welfare magnet effect for the inflows of non‐EU immigrants, the IV approach reveals that the impact is substantially smaller and statistically insignificant when GMM techniques are implemented.
Since information on the immigrants’ country of origin is not available, it is not possible to exclude that for immigrants coming from certain areas, unemployment benefits constitute a strong incentive to immigrate. https://doi.org/10.1108/01437721311319638 Download as .
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There has been growing research interest in the economics of immigration in the past two decades.
As the EU expands, there is some concern that wage differences among the current member states and the new entrants, such as Hungary and Poland, may motivate many workers to migrate into the European Union.
These concerns are sufficiently serious that they may play an important role in the negotiations between the European Commission and some of the Central and Eastern European countries applying for accession. Economic research on the determinants of immigration : lessons for the European Union (English).
Children born outside the United States but who lived in the country as illegal immigrants when their parents emigrated often face resentment and obstacles.
The proposed Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act introduced in March 2009 by Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah and Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois would make those children eligible for a six-year program that would grant them citizenship after completion of a college degree or two years of military service.
This hypothesis awaits further research, once detailed data is available.
This paper complements previous literature on immigration and welfare by exploring the endogenous nature of welfare spending. (2013), "Unemployment benefits and immigration: evidence from the EU", International Journal of Manpower, Vol.