The determinants of individual attitudes towards immigration

Kevin H. O'Rourke, Richard Sinnott

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The paper formulates hypotheses and reports on individual attitudes towards immigration based on data for 24 countries on socioeconomic position, sociodemographic characteristics and political attitudes. The results are consistent with the predictions of factor proportions trade theory, but also suggest that a range of other economic and cultural factors influence attitudes towards immigration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)838-861
Number of pages24
JournalEuropean Journal of Political Economy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2006


  • Immigration
  • Political economy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Political Science and International Relations


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