Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, Copenhagen Business School
Gisela Waisman and Birthe Larsen
Wages, Amenities and Negative Attitudes
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.
Keywords: Attitudes towards immigration; Geographical Mobility; Wages; Amenities; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: J15; J31; J61; J71; (follow links to similar papers)
41 pages, January 25, 2012
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