Immigration, Diversity, and Welfare Chauvinism

  title={Immigration, Diversity, and Welfare Chauvinism},
  author={Gary P. Freeman},
  journal={The Forum},
  • G. Freeman
  • Published 12 October 2009
  • Political Science
  • The Forum
Immigration is the driving force behind the rapidly growing ethnic, racial, and religious diversity of Western welfare states. This essay reviews research on the effects of immigration and diversity on the political support for redistributive social programs. A growing body of scholarship finds negative relationships between indicators of ethnic heterogeneity and measures of immigration, on the one hand, and attitudes towards welfare measures and state expenditures on welfare, on the other… Expand
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