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Wages, Amenities and Negative Attitudes

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  • Waisman, Gisela

    (Stockholm University)

  • Larsen, Birthe

    () (Department of Economics, Copenhagen Business School)

Abstract

We exploit the regional variation in negative attitudes towards immigrants to Sweden in order to analyse the consequences of the attitudes on immigrants welfare. We find that attitudes towards immigrants are of importance: they both affect their labour market outcomes and their quality of life. We interpret the negative effect on wages as evidence of labour market discrimination. We estimate the welfare effects of negative attitudes, through their wage and local amenities, for immigrants with different levels of skills, origin, gender and age.

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  • Waisman, Gisela & Larsen, Birthe, 2012. "Wages, Amenities and Negative Attitudes," Working Papers 04-2012, Copenhagen Business School, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:cbsnow:2012_004
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    Keywords

    Attitudes towards immigration; Geographical Mobility; Wages; Amenities;

    JEL classification:

    • J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • J71 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Hiring and Firing

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