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Migration and the Welfare StatePolitical-Economy Policy Formation$
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Assaf Razin, Efraim Sadka, and Benjarong Suwankiri

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262016100

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262016100.001.0001

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Migration and Inter- and Intragenerational Distribution Policy

Migration and Inter- and Intragenerational Distribution Policy

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(p.95) 7 Migration and Inter- and Intragenerational Distribution Policy
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Migration and the Welfare State
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Assaf Razin

Efraim Sadka

Benjarong Suwankiri

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262016100.003.0007

This chapter focuses on studying the joint determination of redistribution and migration policies. It states that the redistribution policy needs to consider inter- and intragenerational aspects, symbolizing a complete welfare state system, and employs a two-period, overlapping-generations model to conduct investigations. The chapter focuses on sincere and strategic voting processes to examine migration and inter- and intragenerational distribution policy, and investigates the process of strategic voting among native-born voters to establish strategic political coalitions. Sincere voting involves voters voting for preferred candidates without caring about the result. The chapter also creates a dynamic politico-economic model with three groups of voters: skilled workers, unskilled workers, and retired employees. The model reveals that skilled workers are net contributors, while unskilled workers and retired employees are net beneficiaries.

Keywords:   welfare state, sincere voting, strategic voting

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