Flux migratoires: Économie politique de la migration et enjeux empiriques

Translated title of the contribution: Migration flows: Political economy of migration and the empirical challenges

Kevin O'Rourke, Richard Sinnott

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Abstract

Immigration barriers began being erected in the New World in the late XIX th century. They were motivated by fears that the immigration of unskilled workers would increase inequality. Controlling for economic factors, there appears to have been little independent role for factors such as racism or xenophobia in driving the retreat from liberal migration policies. A statistical analysis of individual voter attitudes towards immigration in the late XX th century leads to somewhat different conclusions: nationalism is strongly associated with more hostile attitudes towards immigrants. Heckscher-Ohlin theory and the Borjas theory of immigrant self-selection also help explain individual voter attitudes.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)45-76
Number of pages32
JournalRevue d'Economie du Developpement
Volume18
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004

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Keywords

  • Heckscher-Ohlin theory
  • Immigration
  • Nationalism
  • Political economy
  • Self-selection

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  • Development
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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Flux migratoires : Économie politique de la migration et enjeux empiriques. / O'Rourke, Kevin; Sinnott, Richard.

In: Revue d'Economie du Developpement, Vol. 18, No. 3-4, 01.12.2004, p. 45-76.

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O'Rourke, Kevin ; Sinnott, Richard. / Flux migratoires : Économie politique de la migration et enjeux empiriques. In: Revue d'Economie du Developpement. 2004 ; Vol. 18, No. 3-4. pp. 45-76.
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