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Migration to the European Union: A study on the effect of social expenditure on immigration
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Migration to the European Union has increased the last ten years with asylum immigrants being a large part. There is an ongoing debate about the cost of migration and whether or not immigrants tend to cluster in countries with high social benefits. Theoretical framework in the field of migration economics show a connection between level of immigration and the welfare system.This thesis will use macro-data on migration flows, social expenditure, wages, employment and immigrant population from OECD which will be combined with micro-data of individual views on politics and welfare. This will hopefully shed light on if the level of social expenditure and individual opinion with regards to willingness to help others may affect immigration.The question for this thesis is : Does a generous welfare system or high level of government social expenditure in a certain country within the European Union attract a high inflow of immigrants?Results show, as other research conducted in similar fashion, both a positive and negative impact by social expenditure depending on the type of regression made. A conlusion about whether the effect of social expenditure is positive or negative could not be done at this point in time for this research.

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2017. , p. 33
Keywords [en]
Immigration, Social expenditure, Welfare, European Union
National Category
Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-67248OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-67248DiVA, id: diva2:1133337
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Economics
Educational program
Business Administration and Economics Programme, 240 credits
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Available from: 2017-08-15 Created: 2017-08-15 Last updated: 2017-08-15Bibliographically approved

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