What drives immigration amnesties?
- Publisher: Munich: Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo)
Sozialstaat | J61 | Illegale Einwanderung | F22 | Migrationspolitik | amnesties | labor market mismatch | welfare state | Straffreiheit | Arbeitsmarktflexibilität | illegal immigration | illegal immigration, amnesties, labor market mismatch, welfare state | OECD-Staaten
jel: jel:F22 | jel:J61
We develop a general model of legal and illegal immigration to understand the basic tradeoffs faced by a government in the decision to implement an immigration amnesty in the presence of a selective immigration policy. We show that two channels play an important role: a...