Advanced Search Abstract Different disciplines within the social sciences have produced large theoretical and empirical literatures to explain the determinants of anti-immigration attitudes. We bring together these literatures in a unified framework and identify testable hypotheses on what characteristics of the individual and of the local environment are likely to have an impact on anti-immigration attitudes. While most of the previous literature focuses on the explanation of attitudes at the individual level, we focus on the impact of regional characteristics the local context. Our aim is to explain why people living in different regions differ in terms of their attitudes towards immigration.
Telli Anvernali, Henry Empirical essays on determinants of and attitudes towards immigration. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham. Preview Download 16MB Preview Abstract This thesis brings together three independent empirical essays which focus on the determinants of individual attitudes towards immigration and the determinants of migrant flows from developing countries to developed countries.
The first essay looks at what happens to migrant flows from poor countries as they experience economic development. It examines the relationship between economic development in poor migrant-sending countries and migrant flows from those countries to developed countries, using the UK as a case study.
The analysis in this essay relies on UK immigration data from for 48 developing countries in Africa, Asia and Central and South America.
The conclusion from this essay is that there is an inverse If-shape relationship between economic development and the migrant flows from developing countries to the UK, though this relationship is sensitive to aggregation of countries The second essay undertakes a comparative empirical analysis of the relative importance of the impact of economic and cultural concerns on individual attitudes towards immigration.
Using data from the fourth round of the European Social Survey the study shows that there is no robust evidence to support the widely held view that economic concerns are more important than cultural concerns in shaping individual attitudes towards immigration.
In the third essay a series of analyses are undertaken: With evidence based on the European Social Survey, the study finds that welfare state concerns are positive and robust determinants of individual attitudes towards predominantly unskilled immigration. It also finds that, older retired individuals are more likely than young or middle-aged individuals to have pessimistic views regarding the effects of immigrants on the welfare state.
Hence they are also more likely to oppose immigration.
By contrast, skilled individuals are more likely to have optimistic views and hence more likely to have pro-immigration attitudes than unskilled individuals.Paper re-submitted to the Review of International Economics, Spring DETERMINANTS OF ATTITUDES TOWARDS IMMIGRATION: A TRADE-THEORETIC APPROACH Sanoussi Bilal*, Jean-Marie Grether**, Jaime de.
more positive attitude towards immigration than those expressed in recent surveys (see below). Bhagwati (), also writing from the point of view of receiving countries, but. Determinants of Canadian Attitudes Toward Immigration: More Than Just Racism?
How different is the attitude toward immigration policy from the attitude toward immigrants? When over determinants of immigration support and deterioration.
What Determines Attitudes to Immigration in European Countries? literatures to explain the determinants of anti-immigration attitudes.
We bring together these individual’s attitude towards immigrants is essentially a cost-benefit analysis (Hempstead and. The ISSP survey asked respondents two questions that bear on their attitude towards immigration.
The first asked if the number of immigrants to their economy should be increased a lot (1), a little (2), remain the same (3), be reduced a .
on the determinants of support among the public and in the US legislature for immigration, especially the main theory of economic self-interest, i.e., public finance theory, and ideological arguments about attitudes toward immigration.