Immigration Policy and the Welfare System: A Report for the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti

Paperback | July 1, 2002

EditorTito Boeri, Gordon H. Hanson, Barry McCormick

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This book offers a balanced and pragmatic view of the problems associated with international migration. It assembles contributions from two teams of leading scholars in the field. Part One presents the contribution of the first team which is focused on Europe. Part Two is devoted to thecontribution of the second team which draws entirely on the US experience. The two parts of the volume are self-contained and complementary in that they take a different theoretical and empirical perspective. For instance, Part One delves more deeply into the consequences of allowing migrants to have free access to the generous welfare state of European countries, whilstPart Two has more to say on policies repressing illegal migration as there is much more evidence of this in the US than in Europe.Much can be learned by comparing the findings of the two parts and in trying to interpret the asymmetries between Europe and the US in migration policies and perceptions of public opinion on this phenomenon. The comments on the two parts by Giuseppe Bertola, George Borjas, Michael Burda, andRiccardo Faini, as well as the final remarks by Olivier Blanchard, Dani Rodrik and Giovanni Sartori, offer additional insights in this respect.

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This book offers a balanced and pragmatic view of the problems associated with international migration. It assembles contributions from two teams of leading scholars in the field. Part One presents the contribution of the first team which is focused on Europe. Part Two is devoted to thecontribution of the second team which draws entir...

Tito Boeri is Professor of Economics at Bocconi University, Milan, and is affiliated with the Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research (IGIER). He is Director of the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti operating in the field of labour market and social policy reforms in Europe. He is a research fellow at CEPR and at the Univers...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:356 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.77 inPublished:July 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Managing Migration in the European Welfare StateHerbert Brucker, Gil S. Epstein, Barry McCormick, Gilles Saint-Paul, Alessandra Venturini, and Klaus Zimmermann: 1. Immigration and the EU2. European Immigration Policy and the Selection of Immigrants3. Welfare State Provision4. Immigration and the Extension of Free Movement to Eastern Europe5. European Attitudes Towards Immigrants6. Contracted Temporary Migration7. Managing European MigrationMichael Burda and Riccardo Faini: CommentsPart II: Immigration and the US Economy: Labour-Market Impacts, Illegal Entry, and Policy ChoicesGordon Hanson, Kenneth Scheve, Matthew Slaughter, and Antonio Spilimbergo: 8. Introduction9. Immigration and Immigration Policy in the United States10. How Do Economies Adjust to Immigration Inflows?11. Illegal Immigration12. Fiscal Impacts of Immigration13. The Political Economy of Immigration Policy14. ConclusionGiuseppe Bertola and George Borjas: CommentsOlivier Blanchard, Dani Rodrik, and Giovanni Sartori: Final Remarks