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How Distributional Conflict over Public Spending Drives Support for Anti-Immigrant Parties

@inproceedings{Cavaill2017HowDC,
  title={How Distributional Conflict over Public Spending Drives Support for Anti-Immigrant Parties},
  author={Charlotte Cavaill{\'e} and Jeremy Ferwerda},
  year={2017}
}
To what extent does immigration drive support for anti-immigrant populist parties and candidates? Previous research has hypothesized the existence of a welfare channel, in which individuals exposed to the potential fiscal costs of immigration, in the form of higher taxes and lower benefits, will be more supportive of anti-immigration parties. But evidence in support of this argument is scant. This paper builds on existing work in two ways. Theoretically, we distinguish between the cash and the… Expand

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