TITLE

Basic Income for Immigrants? The Pull Effect of Social Benefits on Migration

AUTHOR(S)
Boso, Àlex; Vancea, Mihaela
PUB. DATE
December 2012
SOURCE
Basic Income Studies;2012, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p-1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Despite the large number of studies in the past two decades about the basic income proposal, its relationship to the process of international migration has not yet been comprehensively addressed. In this article, we explore the feasibility of implementing a basic income that would include, in addition to citizens, those immigrants with more than one year of residence. The main objective of this study is to examine the hypothesis that basic income produces a pull effect on migration. The analysis focuses on the behaviour of agents seeking to migrate because of a basic income in a possible destination country. Using theoretical arguments and empirical analysis, we question the magnitude and even the existence of this pull effect of basic income. In our view, there are no sufficient grounds to think that introducing a basic income would lead to an increase in immigrant population.
ACCESSION #
90365778

 

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