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Immigration Policy and Macroeconomic Performance in France

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  • Ekrame Boubtane

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    (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, CERDI - Centre d'Études et de Recherches sur le Développement International - UdA - Université d'Auvergne - Clermont-Ferrand I - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Dramane Coulibaly

    (EconomiX - UPN - Université Paris Nanterre - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Hippolyte D'Albis

    ()

    (PSE - Paris School of Economics, CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

This paper proposes a quantitative assessment of the interaction between the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita and the unemployment rate, and permanent immigration in France over the period 1994-2008. It uses a new database where immigration is measured by the flow of issuing residence permits of more than one year to foreigners. The flow is distinguished by age, sex and nationality of the migrant and depends on the reason for issuing the permit. Estimation of vector autoregression models (VAR) indicates that immigration increases GDP per capita, in particular, for female immigration and family immigration. In addition, family immigration from non-OECD countries reduces unemployment. Moreover, GDP per capita increases immigration while the unemployment rate reduces labor migration.

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Date of creation: 01 Jun 2016
Publication status: Published in Annals of Economics and Statistics, CNGP-INSEE, 2016, 121/122, pp.279-308. 〈http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.15609/annaeconstat2009.121-122.279〉. 〈10.15609/annaeconstat2009.121-122.279〉
Handle: RePEc:hal:cesptp:hal-01305146
DOI: 10.15609/annaeconstat2009.121-122.279
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