|Author (Person)||Fietkau, Sebastian, Hansen, Kasper M.|
|Series Title||European Union Politics|
|Series Details||Vol.19, No.1, March 2018, p119-139|
|Publication Date||March 2018|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
Better understanding of attitudes toward immigration is crucial to avoid misperception of immigration in the public debate. Through two identical online survey experiments applying morphed faces of non-Western immigrants and textual vignettes, the authors manipulate complexion, education, family background, and gender in Denmark and Germany. For women, an additional split in which half of the women wore a headscarf is performed.
In both countries, highly skilled immigrants are preferred to low-skilled immigrants. Danes are more skeptical toward non-Western immigration than Germans. Essentially, less educated Danes are very critical of accepting non-Western immigrants in their country. It is suggested that this difference is driven by a large welfare state in Denmark compared to Germany, suggesting a stronger fear in welfare societies that immigrants will exploit welfare benefits.
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs|
|Countries / Regions||Denmark, Europe, Germany|