Do Employers Support Immigration?
AbstractThis paper examines whether or not being an employer was an important determinant of individual preferences for immigration restriction in the EU member states in the eve of the 2004 enlargement. Our results do not confirm that employers were more pro-immigration than the rest by expecting a reduction in the cost of labor except in the following sector: sanitation-related activities such as refuse disposal and recreational, cultural and sports activities. On the contrary, we find that employers were more likely to be anti-immigration than the rest in sectors where foreign workers were highly present, such as household activities, construction, wholesale, hotels and restaurants.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Trinity College Dublin, Department of Economics in its series Trinity Economics Papers with number tep1107.
Length: 49 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2007
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individual attitudes toward immigration; employer; EU;
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- F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
- J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
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