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Irish attitudes to immigration during and after the boom

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  • Kevin Denny
  • Cormac Ó Gráda

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Given the huge size, relatively speaking, of the human influx into Ireland over the past decade or so, the evolution of Irish attitudes to immigration is of more than parochial interest. In this paper we use the six rounds of the European Social Survey (2002-2012) in seeking to account for those attitudes and chart their evolution. We also employ standard Blinder-Oaxaca decompositions in order to identify the relative importance of shifts in ‘tastes’ and of changes in underlying economic conditions in accounting for changes before and after the collapse of the Celtic Tiger.

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  • Kevin Denny & Cormac Ó Gráda, 2013. "Irish attitudes to immigration during and after the boom," Working Papers 201318, School of Economics, University College Dublin.
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    1. Hatton, Timothy J., 2017. "Public Opinion on Immigration in Europe: Preference versus Salience," CEPR Discussion Papers 12084, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    2. Hatton, Timothy J., 2014. "Public Opinion on Immigration: Has the Recession Changed Minds?," CEPR Discussion Papers 10008, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.

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    Keywords

    Public opinion; Immigration; Xenophobia;

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    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration

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