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Why Does Immigration Divide America? Public Finance and Political Opposition to Open Borders

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  • Hanson, Gordon H.

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Immigration is an issue capable of dividing otherwise like-minded people. Identify a group whose members tend to agree on political issues--liberals, conservatives, isolationists, internationalists, environmentalists, free marketers--and one will tend to find that within the group there is no strong majority opinion about US immigration policy. This important new book examines how public finance shapes individual preferences towards immigration policy in the United States.

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This book is provided by Peterson Institute for International Economics in its series Peterson Institute Press: All Books with number 4000 and published in 2005.

ISBN: 978-0-88132-400-6
Handle: RePEc:iie:ppress:4000

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Cited by:
  1. Christian Dustmann & Ian Preston, 2004. "Is Immigration Good or Bad for the Economy? Analysis of Attitudinal Responses," CReAM Discussion Paper Series 0406, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London.
  2. Anna Maria Mayda & Giovanni Facchini, 2006. "Individual Attitudes towards Immigrants: Welfare-State Determinants Across Countries," The Institute for International Integration Studies Discussion Paper Series iiisdp143, IIIS.
  3. Anna Maria Mayda & Kevin H. O'Rourke & Richard Sinnott, 2007. "Risk, Government and Globalization: International Survey Evidence," NBER Working Papers 13037, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  4. Gligorov, Vladimir, 2009. "Mobility and Transition in Integrating Europe," MPRA Paper 19198, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Kapur, Devesh & McHale, John, 2007. "International Migration as an Alternative to Development Assistance," Center for Global, International and Regional Studies, Working Paper Series qt6q81b75s, Center for Global, International and Regional Studies, UC Santa Cruz.
  6. Simon Guidecoq & Michel Rocca, 2010. "Réforme "Obama" de la politique d'immigration et pronostics des théories économiques : les influences de la majorité politique et de la conjoncture économique," Post-Print halshs-00560088, HAL.

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