Education and Anti-Immigration Attitudes: Evidence from Compulsory Schooling Reforms across Western Europe

@article{Cavaill2018EducationAA,
  title={Education and Anti-Immigration Attitudes: Evidence from Compulsory Schooling Reforms across Western Europe},
  author={Charlotte Cavaill{\'e} and J. Marshall},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  year={2018},
  volume={113},
  pages={254 - 263}
}
Low levels of education are a powerful predictor of anti-immigration sentiment. However, there is little consensus on the interpretation of this correlation: is it causal or is it an artifact of selection bias? We address this question by exploiting six major compulsory schooling reforms in five Western European countries—Denmark, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, and Sweden—that have recently experienced politically influential anti-immigration movements. On average, we find that… Expand
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