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Public pensions and immigration policy when voters are differently skilled

  • Tim Krieger

    (NORDAKADEMIE - Hochschule der Wirtschaft)

Although immigration of workers generates a positive externality on members of domestic pension systems, many countries are very reluctant to allow foreigners into their labor markets. In a political economic framework, we explain this voting outcome by considering a young unskilled median voter who faces – in addition to a reduction of contribution rates – negative effects from immigration as well.

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Length: 9 pages
Date of creation: 15 Nov 2004
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwppe:0411006
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