Ethnic Diversity and Preferences for Redistribution ∗

  title={Ethnic Diversity and Preferences for Redistribution ∗},
  author={M. L. Dahlberg and Karin Edmark and Hel{\'e}ne Lundqvist},
In recent decades, the immigration of workers and refugees to Europe has increased substantially, and the composition of the population in many countries has consequently become much more heterogeneous in terms of ethnic background. If people exhibit in-group bias in the sense of being more altruistic to one’s own kind, such increased heterogeneity will lead to reduced support for redistribution among natives. This paper exploits a nationwide program placing refugees in municipalities… CONTINUE READING
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