Reference : Individual Attitudes towards Immigration in Aging Populations
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Business & economic sciences : Macroeconomics & monetary economics
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/42610
Individual Attitudes towards Immigration in Aging Populations
English
Irmen, Andreas mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Center for Research in Economic Analysis (CREA) >]
Cömertpay, Rana mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Center for Research in Economic Analysis (CREA) >]
Litina, Anastasia mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Center for Research in Economic Analysis (CREA) >]
2019
CREA
CREA Discussion Paper 19-04, University of Luxembourg
31
No
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
[en] Population Aging ; Immigration ; Culture ; Attitudes
[en] This research empirically establishes the hypothesis that the process of
population aging in a society as a whole affects the attitudes of its members
towards immigration. Hence, an aging social environment exerts an effect
on the attitudes of individuals towards immigration after accounting for
their age and other individual characteristics. We test this hypothesis in
a multilevel analysis of individuals living in 25 European OECD countries
over the period 2002-2017. Our measure of “societal population aging” is the
old-age dependency ratio. “Attitudes” are taken from immigration related
questions in eight consecutive rounds of the European Social Survey. For
these attitudes we find non-linear, U-shaped relationships. Hence, the effect
of societal population aging on individual attitudes towards immigration is
negative in young societies and positive in old ones.
Researchers
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/42610
https://ideas.repec.org/p/luc/wpaper/19-04.html

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