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Completed project

Immigration and the Political Sustainability of the Welfare State

Project period 2014 - 2016
Project employer The Research Council of Norway
Project nr. 10025
Project leader Henning Finseraas

Main Purpose

The main aim of the project is to improve our understanding of the impact of immigration on the political sustainability of the welfare state.

Part one

In one part of the project we examine the political sustainability by exploring the relationship between voters' anti-immigrant sentiments and their welfare state preferences.

Part two

In the second part of the project we examine the political sustainability by exploring the impact of immigration on voting and the generosity of the welfare state.

More information and a list of publications can be found in The Project Databank (the Norwegian Research Council).


ParticipantDegree PhoneE-mail
Henning Finseraas Affiliated Researcher PhD +47 482 83 631
Andreas Kotsadam (Frischsenteret)
Ann-Helén Bay (Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus)
Axel West Pedersen
Magnus Bergli Rasmussen


  • Henning Finseraas; Torbjørn Hanson; Åshild Auglænd Johnsen; Andreas Kotsadam & Gaute Torsvik (2019). Trust, ethnic diversity, and personal contact: A field experiment. Journal of Public Economics.  173, s 72- 84
  • Henning Finseraas & Andreas Kotsadam (2017). Does personal contact with ethnic minorities affect anti-immigrant sentiments? Evidence from a field experiment. European Journal of Political Research.  56, s 703- 722
  • Kristian Kjærgaard Hansen & Carsten Jensen (2017). Politized coalitions : Social affinity and the politics of redistribution. Comparative European Politics.
  • Ann-Helen Bay; Henning Finseraas & Axel West Pedersen (2016). Welfare Nationalism and Popular Support for Raising the Child Allowance: Evidence from a Norwegian Survey Experiment. Scandinavian Political Studies.  39, s 482- 494

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Tags: Welfare, Migration
Published Oct. 14, 2016 11:16 AM - Last modified June 29, 2017 9:52 AM