Immigration, integration and fiscal sustainability
Economic theory points out that immigration of even low-skilled immigrants may improve public finances in Western welfare states, and it is some times suggested that fiscal sustainability problems in Western countries caused by ageing populations could be solved by increasing immigration. We examine consequences of various immigration scenarios using the large-scale computable general equilibrium model DREAM describing the Danish economy. It turns out that increased immigration will generally worsen the Danish fiscal sustainability. Improved economic integration of immigrants and their descendants, however, may alleviate the problems of the public sector considerably.
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Volume (Year): 19 (2006)
Issue (Month): 4 (October)
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