Migration, effort, and voter sentiment towards temporary migration
AbstractThe sentiments felt by capital owners and local workers and consumers towards migrants may improve when temporary migration policies are adopted. The observed level of exertion of effort by migrants, which decreases during their duration in the host country, positively affects production, real wages and capital owners' profits. We show that the acceptance of job offers by migrants results in the displacement in employment of national workers by immigrants, but it increases the exertion of effort by workers, reduces prices, and acts as a counterweight to anti-immigrant voter attitudes.
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migration; effort; voter; migration;
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- J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
- J10 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - General
- R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2007-08-14 (All new papers)
- NEP-CDM-2007-08-14 (Collective Decision-Making)
- NEP-MIG-2007-08-14 (Economics of Human Migration)
- NEP-SOC-2007-08-14 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
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