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Fiscal effects of migrants in Europe: a quantile regression Approach

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  • Majlinda Joxhe

    () (Department of Economics and Management, Université du Luxembourg)

  • Pasquale Scaramozzino

    () (University of Rome Tor Vergata & SOAS University of London)

  • Skerdilajda Zanaj

    () (Department of Economics and Management, Université du Luxembourg)

Abstract

In this paper, we explore the fiscal impact of immigrants in Europe applying a quantile regression approach to data from the European Survey on Living Conditions (EU-SILC) for the period 2007-2015. Our estimations show that not only on average but also in almost all income quantiles, the fiscal position of both European and non-European migrants is not significantly different from that of native citizens. Furthermore, non-EU migrants are net contributors as compared to the corresponding native citizens in the Netherlands and Belgium for various quantiles. Lastly, we examine the link between migrants’ fiscal position and the fiscal perception of native European citizens measured using ESS data. We find a conflicting relationship: countries where migrants are perceived negatively are instead countries where they are net fiscal contributors and vice versa

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  • Majlinda Joxhe & Pasquale Scaramozzino & Skerdilajda Zanaj, 2020. "Fiscal effects of migrants in Europe: a quantile regression Approach," CREA Discussion Paper Series 20-08, Center for Research in Economic Analysis, University of Luxembourg.
  • Handle: RePEc:luc:wpaper:20-08
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    Keywords

    fiscal impact; immigration; quantile regression; European countries.;

    JEL classification:

    • H53 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs
    • I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General
    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration

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