The Long�?Run Effect of 9/11: Terrorism, Backlash, and the Assimilation of Muslim Immigrants in the West

@article{Gould2012TheLE,
  title={The Long�?Run Effect of 9/11: Terrorism, Backlash, and the Assimilation of Muslim Immigrants in the West},
  author={E. Gould and Esteban F. Klor},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Economic Journal},
  year={2012}
}
  • E. Gould, Esteban F. Klor
  • Published 2012
  • Political Science
  • Wiley-Blackwell: Economic Journal
  • This paper investigates whether the 9/11 attacks will have a long-term impact by altering the fertility and assimilation rate of immigrants from Muslim countries in the United States. Terror attacks by Islamic groups are likely to induce a backlash against the Muslim community, and therefore, tend to raise the costs of assimilation for Muslims in the West. We test this hypothesis by exploiting variation across states in the number of hate crimes against Muslims in the wake of the 9/11 attacks… CONTINUE READING
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