Immigration Control & Long-Run Population Welfare
Charles University in Prague - CERGE-EI (Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economics Institute)
April 1, 2012
CERGE-EI Working Paper Series No. 453
The current study assesses the effects of immigration control on the welfare of the current and future population of a host economy. A theoretical model of a small open economy populated with overlapping generations of heterogeneous agents is used to show that skill-favouring immigration policies are, under rather permissive conditions, welfare depriving for the overall population. However, the policy-setting generation is shown to benefit from immigration control, thus decreasing the welfare for the future population.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 36
Keywords: Immigration Control, Intergenerational Redistribution, Social Security
JEL Classification: J18, F22, E24, H55, J15, E61working papers series
Date posted: April 27, 2012
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