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Are Immigrants in Favour of Immigration? Evidence from England and Wales

Nils Braakmann
  • Business School – Economics, Newcastle University, 5 Barrack Road, Newcastle upon TyneNE1 4SE, UK
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/ Muhammad Waqas
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  • Department of Economics, The University of Sheffield, 9 Mappin Street, SheffieldS1 4DT, UK
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/ John Wildman
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Published Online: 2017-02-03 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bejeap-2016-0029

Abstract

Using the UK Citizenship Survey for the years 2007–2010, this paper investigates how immigrants view immigration and how these views compare to the views of natives. Immigrants who have been in the UK longer are similar to natives in being opposed to further immigration, while recent immigrants are more in favour of further immigration. Labour market concerns do not play a large role for either immigrants or natives. However, there is some evidence that financial and economic shocks can increase anti-immigration sentiments.

Keywords: immigrants; attitudes/views towards immigration; immigrant integration; financial worries; labour immigration

JEL Classification: J15; J61; J82

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