This chapter investigates the relationship between social norms and the local population's attitude toward immigration. Although there are benefits from immigration in terms of greater consumption opportunities, disutility from changes in social norms due to immigration may vary across different segments of the local population. This social disutility leads to opposition to foreigners even through anti-immigrants actions. The chapter shows how the disutility from changes in social norms will affect behavior toward immigrants and the formulation of immigration policy.
Katav-Herz, S. (2010), "Chapter 27 The Implications of Social Norms on Immigration Policy", Epstein, G. and Gang, I. (Ed.) Migration and Culture (Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Vol. 8), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 677-689. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1574-8715(2010)0000008033Download as .RIS
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