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Title: Immigration and local spending in social services: evidence from a massive immigration wave
Author: Jofre Monseny, Jordi
Sorribas, Pilar
Vázquez Grenno, Javier
Keywords: Avaluació de serveis socials
Política de despeses públiques
Política d'emigració i immigració
Evaluation of social services
Government spending policy
Emigration and immigration policy
Issue Date: Dec-2016
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to analyze the relationship between immigration and redistributive public spending by using the recent, massive arrival of immigrants in Spain. Specifically, we focus our analysis on the effect of 1998-2006 changes in local immigrant density on contemporaneous changes in municipal spending in social services. To address the potential endogenous location of immigrants, we adopt an instrumental variables approach that uses the distribution of rental housing in 1991 to predict the location of immigrant inflows. The results indicate that (per capita) social spending increased less in those municipalities that recorded the largest increases in immigrant density. We interpret our results as a reduction in natives' demand for redistributive public spending.
Note: Versió postprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10797-016-9399-y
It is part of: International Tax and Public Finance, 2016, vol. 23, num. 6, p. 1004-1029
Related resource: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10797-016-9399-y
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/109204
ISSN: 0927-5940
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