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

@article{Martinsen2017TheFI,
  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},
  year={2017},
  volume={18},
  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… Expand
Free movement of people and cross-border welfare in the European Union: Dynamic rules, limited outcomes
For decades, the European legislators and the Court of Justice have extended the rights to free movement and cross-border welfare in the European Union (EU). Strong assumptions on the impact of theseExpand
Free Movement of People and Cross-Border Welfare in the European Union: Dynamic Rules, Limited Outcomes
For decades, the European legislators and the Court of Justice have extended the rights to free movement and cross-border welfare in the European Union (EU). Strong assumptions on the impact of theseExpand
Free movement and equal treatment in an unequal union
ABSTRACT The European Union’s (EU) fundamental principles of free movement of persons and non-discrimination have long challenged the traditional closure of the welfare state. Whereas theExpand
Institutional contexts of political conflicts around free movement in the European Union: a theoretical analysis
ABSTRACT The Member States of the European Union (EU) have been engaged in highly divisive debates about whether and how to reform the rules for the ‘free movement’ of EU workers and their access toExpand
European Citizenship, Social Rights and Student Mobility : Cross-border Access to University Tuition and Study Finance in the European Union
This article analyses member states’ reactions to adjustment pressure on their originally closed welfare systems in a European Union with open borders by taking the example of mobile universityExpand
Fiscal Position of Immigrants in Europe: A Quantile Regression Approach
This paper compares the net fiscal position (NFP) of immigrants versus natives using data from the European Survey on Living Conditions (EU-SILC) for the period 2007-2015. By employing a quantileExpand
The Effects of Immigration in Developed Countries: Insights from Recent Economic Research
The rise in international migration over the past decades and particularly the recent influx of refugees to the European Union has given more audience to the economic and political consequences ofExpand
Freedom of movement, social rights and residence-based conditionality in the European Union
This article stresses the need to study how European Union (EU) member states define and implement the concept of habitual residence to assess boundaries of welfare in the EU. It focuses specificallyExpand
Fiscal effects of migrants in Europe: a quantile regression approach
In this paper, we explore the fiscal impact of immigrants in Europe applying a quantile regression approach to data from the European Survey on Living Conditions (EU-SILC) for the period 2007-2015.Expand
Failing on the social dimension: judicial law-making and student mobility in the EU
ABSTRACT National welfare states and free movement rights are in tension in the European Union (EU). Yet, despite potential free-riding dynamics, fully developed welfare states appear remarkablyExpand
...
1
2
3
4
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 40 REFERENCES
Free Immigration and Welfare Access: The Swedish Experience
With the expansion of the European Union from 15 to 25 member countries in 2004, fears of migrants’ excessive welfare use led 14 of the 15 older member countries to impose restrictions on the accessExpand
Implementing Social Europe in Times of Crises: Re-Established Boundaries of Welfare?
This volume examines the state of Social Europe as it manifests itself when European Union (EU) principles and policies have to be implemented in the member states while the EU legitimacy crisis andExpand
Implementing Social Europe in Times of Crises: Re-established Boundaries of Welfare?
This volume examines the state of social Europe when European Union principles and policies have to be implemented in the member states while the EU legitimacy crisis and the Great Recession prevail.Expand
Assessing the Fiscal Costs and Benefits of A8 Migration to the UK
This paper assesses the fiscal consequences of migration to the UK from the Central and Eastern European countries that joined the EU in May 2004 (A8 countries). We show that A8 immigrants whoExpand
The Europeanization of Welfare - the Domestic Impact of Intra-European Social Security
Studies of Europeanization have demonstrated that the impact of European integration differs between Member States and across policies. Although Europeanization research has been expanded andExpand
Enter at your own risk: free movement of EU citizens in practice
Abstract The citizenship jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice has raised hopes for a more social Europe and triggered fierce debates about ‘social tourism’. The article analyses how thisExpand
Does EU Enlargement Start a Race to the Bottom? Strategic Interaction among EU Member States in Social Policy
This article examines whether Eastern enlargement has led the EU 15 member states to enter strategic interactions implying a race to the bottom. The question is whether concerns about welfareExpand
Changing Welfare States
Changing Welfare States is is a major new examination of the wave of social reform that has swept across Europe over the past two decades. In a comparative fashion, it analyses reform trajectoriesExpand
The Boundaries of Welfare: European Integration and the New Spatial Politics of Social Protection
To what extent has the process of European integration re-drawn the boundaries of national welfare states? What are the effects of such re-drawing? Boundaries count: they are essential in bringingExpand
The Fiscal Effects of Immigration to the UK
In this paper, we investigate the fiscal impact of immigration on the UK economy, with a focus on the period since 1995. We provide estimates for the overall immigrant population for the periodExpand
...
1
2
3
4
...