Primary Resources, Secondary Labor: Natural Resources and Immigration Policy

@article{Shin2019PrimaryRS,
  title={Primary Resources, Secondary Labor: Natural Resources and Immigration Policy},
  author={Adrian J. Shin},
  journal={International Studies Quarterly},
  year={2019}
}
  • Adrian J. Shin
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science
  • International Studies Quarterly
This article argues that substantial natural resource wealth leads to more restrictive low-skill immigration policy in advanced democracies. High-value natural resource production often crowds out labor-intensive firms that produce tradable goods. When these proimmigration business interests disappear due to deindustrialization, also known as the Dutch Disease, the proimmigration coalition weakens in domestic politics. Without strong business pressure for increased immigration, policy-makers… Expand
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