Nativism or Economic Threat: Attitudes Toward Immigrants During the Great Recession

  title={Nativism or Economic Threat: Attitudes Toward Immigrants During the Great Recession},
  author={J. Goldstein and M. Peters},
  journal={International Interactions},
  pages={376 - 401}
  • J. Goldstein, M. Peters
  • Published 2014
  • Economics
  • International Interactions
  • To better evaluate the weight of economic versus cultural factors in determining individual attitudes toward open borders, this article reports on a survey experiment conducted over the course of the Great Recession. Over the course of the recession, we measured changes in attitudes on both immigration and trade policies, controlling for economic circumstance. Based on the data provided by respondents on both their current salaries as well as a subjective assessment of their economic well-being… CONTINUE READING
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