Evidence from Denmark: How EU immigration can benefit the welfare state

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Series Details 16.08.17
Publication Date 16/08/2017
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The problem of ‘welfare tourism’ has been raised by several politicians across Europe, with some arguing that immigration from other EU countries can create a burden for welfare systems. Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen and Gabriel Pons Rotger present results from a study of the impact EU immigration has had on welfare spending in Denmark. They find that between 2002 and 2013, EU immigrants made a significant positive net contribution to the country’s public finances.

Source Link http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2017/08/16/evidence-from-denmark-how-eu-immigration-can-benefit-the-welfare-state/
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ESO: Background information: Germany to restrict unemployment benefits for EU migrants, October 2016 http://www.europeansources.info/record/germany-to-restrict-unemployment-benefits-for-eu-migrants/
ESO: Background information: Access to social benefits for EU mobile citizens: 'tourism' or myth? http://www.europeansources.info/record/access-to-social-benefits-for-eu-mobile-citizens-tourism-or-myth/
ESO: Background information: ‘Welfare Tourism’ – An Unproven Case http://www.europeansources.info/record/welfare-tourism-an-unproven-case/

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