The fiscal impact of EU immigration on the tax-financed welfare state: Testing the ‘welfare burden’ thesis

  title={The fiscal impact of EU immigration on the tax-financed welfare state: Testing the ‘welfare burden’ thesis},
  author={Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen and Gabriel Pons Rotger},
  journal={European Union Politics},
  pages={620 - 639}
The European Union’s rules on free movement of people and the right to cross-border welfare are increasingly contested and have evoked one of the most salient debates in EU politics. The assumption that EU immigrants pose a net ‘welfare burden’ on the host member state has sounded loud and wide in recent years. This calls for an empirical test. In this article, we examine the fiscal impact of EU immigration on the universalistic, tax-financed welfare state of Denmark. We analyse EU citizens… 

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