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The social inclusion and inequality nexus: EU versus non-EU migrants


Wang, C and Naveed, A, The social inclusion and inequality nexus: EU versus non-EU migrants, International Migration, 57, (3) ISSN 0020-7985 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/imig.12567


This study examines the relationship between social inclusions of migrant and income inequality. Both positive and negative impacts of social inclusion on income inequality have been observed in the previous literature. This study specifically considers two types of migration flow: migration flow from EU and migration flow from non‐EU. The aim of this article is twofold: 1) is there a strong association between social inclusion of migrants and income inequality, 2) is there any different impact of social inclusion of two types of migrants (EU vs non‐EU)? Using data from 33 mainly European countries over the period 2003‐2015 and controlling for savings rate, arable land rate and age‐dependency ratio, our results indicate that there is a significant negative relationship between social inclusion and income inequality. In particular, we find that social inclusion from non‐EU migrants significantly reduces income inequality compare with EU migrants.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:social inclusion, income inequality, EU, migration
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Economic development policy
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Macroeconomics
Objective Field:Income distribution
UTAS Author:Wang, C (Dr Cong Wang)
ID Code:131621
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2019-03-27
Last Modified:2020-07-29

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