Seminar: Do attitudes towards immigrants matter?
Associate Professor Birthe Larsen, Department of Economics - CBS, will present research on the consequences of negative attitudes towards immigrants' welfare based on regional variation in negative attitudes towards immigrants to Sweden.
For example, the data show that a well educated immigrant from a non-developed country who lives in a municipality with strong negative attitudes earns less than what she would earn if she lived in a municipality where natives are more positive. This effect is interpreted as evidence of labour market discrimination.
The welfare effect of negative attitudes is then estimated, through their wages and local amenities, for immigrants with different levels of skills and origin.
Birthe Larsen's paper (pdf):
Registration is free and open to anyone.
Please register no later than 5 February 2010 by sending an e-mail to Trine Buch: email@example.com