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Right-wing extremism and the well-being of immigrants
Knabe, Andreas ;  Rätzel, Steffen ;  Thomsen, Stephan ;  Universität <Berlin, Freie Universität> / Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft

Main titleRight-wing extremism and the well-being of immigrants
AuthorKnabe, Andreas
AuthorRätzel, Steffen
AuthorThomsen, Stephan
InstitutionUniversität <Berlin, Freie Universität> / Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft
No. of Pages19 S.
Series Diskussionsbeiträge des Fachbereichs Wirtschaftswissenschaft ; 2009/16 ; Economics
KeywordsWell-Being, Life Satisfaction, Right-Wing Extremism, Migration, SOEP
Classification (DDC)303 Social processes
AbstractThis study analyzes the effects of right-wing extremism on the well-being of immigrants based on data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) for the years 1984 to 2006 merged with state-level information on election outcomes. The results show that the life satisfaction of immigrants is significantly reduced if right-wing extremism in the native population increases. Moreover, the life satisfaction of highly educated immigrants is affected more strongly than that of low-skilled immigrants. This supports the view that policies aimed at making immigration more attractive to the high-skilled have to include measures that reduce xenophobic attitudes in the native population.
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FU DepartmentDepartment Business and Economics
Year of publication2009
Type of documentBook
LanguageEnglish
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Static URLhttp://edocs.fu-berlin.de/docs/receive/FUDOCS_document_000000004317
ISBN978-3-941240-10-0
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