Incertidumbre socio-economica y actitudes hacia la inmigración en Europa

English title: Socio-economic uncertainty and attitudes towards immigration in Europe

Author(s): Antonio Martín Artiles -

Language: Spanish

Type: Journal article

Year: 2013


The recent economic crisis has brought an unprecedented deterioration in labour market conditions in many European countries. This may have provided new stimulus for the extension of anti-immigrant attitudes amongst population, especially amongst those in the lower segments of labour markets. In this paper we analyze the attitudes of European citizens towards immigration and migrant workers. In particular, we try to understand what role plays perceived socio-economic uncertainty in order to explain attitudes towards immigration. Comparing data of the 2002, 2008 and 2010 waves of European Social Survey for sixteen European countries, the paper shows no remarkable change in the relative importance of objective and subjective socio-economic variables between the period of growth and recession. Moreover, logistic analysis consistently shows political-ideology to be a strong predictor of attitudes. Finally, multiple correspondence analyses allowed us to classify the countries surveyed according to their attitudes towards immigration Keywords: crisis, economic uncertainty, unemployment, immigration, attitudes, restrictive policies; political ideology

Volume: 31

Issue: 1

From page no: 167

To page no: 194

Refereed: Yes


Journal: Cuadernos de Relaciones Laborales

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