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March 2010

04.03.2010 – ZEW (hsh/kbo)

High Percentage of Unemployed Immigrants Hardly Lowers the German Population’s Approval of Unemployment Benefits

The unemployment benefits by the government enjoy a high level of approval by the German population. A high percentage of unemployed immigrants does not change this fact. An increase in the percentage of unemployed immigrants by one percentage point lowers the approval of unemployment benefits by the government by only 0.014 points on a scale from zero to five. This is the finding of a study conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim. The study analyses the relation between the regional percentage of unemployed immigrants and the general approval of German citizens towards unemployment benefits by the government. read more


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