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

Wang, C ORCID: 0000-0002-6852-5490 and Naveed, A 2019 , 'The social inclusion and inequality nexus: EU versus non-EU migrants' , International Migration, no. 01 Mar , pp. 1-22 , doi: 10.1111/imig.12567.

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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 Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Wang, C and Naveed, A
Keywords: social inclusion, income inequality, EU, migration
Journal or Publication Title: International Migration
Publisher: Int Organization Migration
ISSN: 0020-7985
DOI / ID Number: 10.1111/imig.12567
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