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Shift-Share Instruments and the Impact of Immigration
A large literature exploits geographic variation in the concentration of immigrants to identify their impact on a variety of outcomes. To address the endogeneity of immigrants' location choices, theExpand
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The fiscal consequences of unrestricted immigration from Romania and Bulgaria
When Romania and Bulgaria joined the EU in 2007 Sweden was one of two EU15 countries that did not restrict access to its labor market and welfare systems for Romanian and Bulgarian citizens. ThisExpand
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Free Immigration and Welfare Access: The Swedish Experience
With the expansion of the European Union from 15 to 25 member countries in 2004, fears of migrants’ excessive welfare use led 14 of the 15 older member countries to impose restrictions on the accessExpand
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The Fiscal Cost of Refugee Immigration: The Example of Sweden
The world currently has more refugees and internally displaced persons than it has had since World War II. Yet the readiness of many wealthy countries to provide asylum to these refugees is waning,Expand
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1 A MODEL OF WAGE EFFECTS OF IMMIGRATION
Labor immigration changes the quantitative relation between labor and other factors of production, notably capital. The effect of immigration on native wages depends on how fast and how far the sizeExpand
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Refugee immigration and public finances in Sweden
This study estimates the fiscal cost of refugee immigration. This is done by calculating the total value of economic resources that are redistributed through the public sector in Sweden in 2007 toExpand
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How the macroeconomic context impacts on attitudes to immigration: evidence from parallel time series
This study investigates the effects of the macroeconomic context on attitudes to immigration. Earlier studies do in most cases not provide significant empirical support for the existence of importantExpand
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Wage Effects of Labour Migration with International Capital Mobility
Wage effects of immigration are investigated in a setting with international capital mobility, which eliminates two-thirds of the native wage-effects of immigration. Without international capitalExpand
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Immigration, Work, and Welfare
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Immigrant–native wage gaps in time series: Complementarities or composition effects?
Previous research has shown that immigrants’ wages decrease when the supply of immigrants increases. This negative correlation has been interpreted as evidence of immigrant–native complementaritiesExpand
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