Income redistribution and self-selection of immigrants


Corneo, Giacomo ; Neidhöfer, Guido


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URL: https://madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/51719
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-517194
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2019
The title of a journal, publication series: ZEW Discussion Papers
Volume: 19-019
Place of publication: Mannheim
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: D31 , F22 , H23 , J61 , O15,
Keywords (English): Roy-Model , self-selection , migration , redistribution
Abstract: We analyze the effects of governmental redistribution of income on migration patterns,using an Italian administrative dataset that includes information on almost every Italian citizen living abroad. Since Italy takes a middle ground in terms of redistribution, both the welfare-magnet effect from more redistributive countries and the propensity of the high-skilled to settle in countries with lower taxes can be empirically studied. Our findings confirm the hypothesis that destination countries with more redistribution receive a negative selection of Italian migrants. This holds true after accounting for many individual and country level covariates, migration costs, and when testing for stochastic dominance of the skill distributions of migrants and stayers. Policy simulations are run in order to gauge the magnitude of these migration effects. Based on estimated elasticities, we find that sizable increases in the amount of redistribution in Italy have small effects on the skill composition of the resident population.

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Corneo, Giacomo ; Neidhöfer, Guido (2019) Income redistribution and self-selection of immigrants. Open Access ZEW Discussion Papers Mannheim 19-019 [Working paper]
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