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Frequency of contact with foreigners in a homogenous society: perceived consequences of foreigner increases in Japan

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Using individual data of Japan, this paper investigates how frequency of contact with foreigners is associated with the perceived outcomes of foreigner increases. Results showed that frequency of contact has a critical effect on perceptions and that its influence varies according to household income level.

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  • Yamamura, Eiji, 2009. "Frequency of contact with foreigners in a homogenous society: perceived consequences of foreigner increases in Japan," MPRA Paper 14646, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Eiji Yamamura, 2011. "How Do Neighbors Influence Investment in Social Capital? Homeownership and Length of Residence," International Advances in Economic Research, Springer;International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 17(4), pages 451-464, November.
    2. Eiji Yamamura, 2011. "Brand and Performance in a New Environment: Analysis of the Law School Market in Japan," Atlantic Economic Journal, Springer;International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 39(2), pages 155-164, June.
    3. Yamamura, Eiji, 2010. "The effect of learning varies according to locality: Micro data analysis of the lawyer market in Japan," Japan and the World Economy, Elsevier, vol. 22(3), pages 193-197, August.
    4. repec:kap:iaecre:v:17:y:2011:i:4:p:451-464 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    Immigration; perceived consequence; homogenous society;

    JEL classification:

    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • F01 - International Economics - - General - - - Global Outlook
    • J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination

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