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Immigration and Support for the Welfare State: Local and Institutional Responses

Project period 2017 - 2020
Project employer Norges forskningsråd
Project nr. 10206 / NFR: 270687
Project leader Henning Finseraas
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Project Background

The project studies how different forms of immigration affect the political support of the welfare state. We understand the welfare state's political support as depending on the preferences of voters and parties, as well as on the strength of institutions in the labor market (trade unions).

Project Approach

We study responses to immigration using individual data (survey and administrative data), regional data and cross-national data. Using various types of natural experiments, we try to uncover causal effects of immigration.

Participants

ParticipantDegree PhoneE-mail
Sara Cools Research Professor PhD +47 984 96 736 sara.cools@samfunnsforskning.no
Henning Finseraas Affiliated Researcher PhD +47 482 83 631 henning.finseraas@samfunnsforskning.no
Øyvind Søraas Skorge Senior Research Fellow PhD +47 930 41 655 oyvind.skorge@samfunnsforskning.no
Marte Strøm Senior Research Fellow PhD +47 408 85 333 marte.strom@samfunnsforskning.no
Andreas Kotsadam (Frischsenteret)
Staffan Kumlin (the University of Oslo)
Jonas Pontusson (University of Geneva)
David Soskice (London School of Economics)
Magnus Bergli Rasmussen

Publications

  • Henning Finseraas & Marte Strøm (2021). Voter responses to refugee arrivals: Effects of settlement policy. European Journal of Political Research.
  • Sara Cools; Henning Finseraas & Ole Rogeberg (2021). Local Immigration and Support for Anti-Immigration Parties: A Meta-Analysis. American Journal of Political Science (AJPS).  s 1- 19
  • Sara Cools; Henning Finseraas & Magnus Bergli Rasmussen (2020). The Immigrant-Native Gap in Union Membership: A Question of Time, Sorting, or Culture?. Labour.
  • Bernt Magne Bratsberg; Jeremy Ferwerda; Henning Finseraas & Andreas Kotsadam (2020). How Settlement Locations and Local Networks Influence Immigrant Political Integration. American Journal of Political Science (AJPS).
  • Henning Finseraas; Marianne Røed & Pål Schøne (2019). Labour immigration and union strength. European Union Politics.  21, s 3- 23
  • Henning Finseraas; Øyvind Søraas Skorge & Marte Strøm (2018). Does education affect immigration attitudes? Evidence from an education reform. Electoral Studies: an international journal on voting and electoral systems and strategy.  55, s 131- 135

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Tags: Working Life, Welfare, Migration, Elections and Democracy
Published May 15, 2018 10:47 AM - Last modified Feb. 12, 2021 2:32 PM