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Journal Article

Welfare migration in Europe

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Publication date

2009

Abstract

The enlargement of the European Union has increased concerns about the role of generous welfare transfers in attracting migrants. This paper explores the issue of welfare migration across the countries of the preenlargement European Union and finds a significant but small effect of the generosity of welfare on migration decisions. This effect, however, is still large enough to distort the distribution of migration flows and, possibly, offset the potential benefits of migration as an inflow of mobile labour into countries with traditionally immobile native workers.

Published in

Labour Economics

Volume

16 (4): 353-363

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.labeco.2009.01.005

Subjects

Migration and Welfare Benefits

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1650556~S5

Notes

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