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Impact budgétaire de l'immigration en France


  • Xavier Chojnicki


This paper compares the benefits that migrants retire from the welfare system with their contribution. We show that the immigration impact on welfare system highly depends on the methodology used. Thus, when comparing at a given date the global contribution on public budget with all transfers received, immigrants appear relatively favored by the redistributive system. However, the global impact of immigration on public finance is slightly positive in the long run given the perpetual provision of working age people as well as the consideration of the net contribution of migrants? offspring. Classification JEL?: E62, F22, H6

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  • Xavier Chojnicki, 2011. "Impact budgétaire de l'immigration en France," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 62(3), pages 531-543.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_623_0531

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    Cited by:

    1. Frédéric Docquier & Joël Machado, 2016. "Global Competition for Attracting Talents and the World Economy," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 39(4), pages 530-542, April.
    2. Xavier Chojnicki & Lionel Ragot, 2016. "Impacts of Immigration on an Ageing Welfare State: An Applied General Equilibrium Model for France," Fiscal Studies, Institute for Fiscal Studies, vol. 37, pages 258-284, June.
    3. Ndeye Penda Sokhna & Lionel Ragot & Xavier Chojnicki, 2018. "The fiscal impact of 30 years of immigration in France: an accounting approach," EconomiX Working Papers 2018-36, University of Paris Nanterre, EconomiX.
    4. Anthony Edo & Lionel Ragot & Hillel Rapoport & Sulin Sardoschau & Andreas Steinmayr, 2018. "The Effects of Immigration in Developed Countries: Insights from Recent Economic Research," CEPII Policy Brief 2018-22, CEPII research center.
    5. Marcus H. Böhme & Sarah Kups, 2017. "The economic effects of labour immigration in developing countries: A literature review," OECD Development Centre Working Papers 335, OECD Publishing.

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    JEL classification:

    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • H6 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt


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