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Ethnic Diversity and Preferences for Redistribution: Reply
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics, Uppsala Center for Fiscal Studies.
Stockholms universitet.
2013 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In a comment to Dahlberg, Edmark and Lundqvist (2012), Nekby and Pettersson-Lidbom (2012) argue (i) that the refugee placement program should be measured with contracted rather than actually placed refugees, and claim that the correlation between the two measures is insignificant and close to zero; (ii) that instead of using the rotating individual panel, we should have used the full cross-sections in combination with municipality xed eects; and (iii) that immigrants should be dened based on country of birth rather than citizenship. In this response, we discuss why we (i) do not agree that contracted refugees is the preferred measure, and we show that the correlation between the two measures is highly significant and large; (ii) do not agree that the full cross-sections can be used; and (iii) do agree that defining immigrants according to country of birth is preferred. In a re-analysis, the conclusion from Dahlberg, Edmark and Lundqvist (2012) that ethnic diversity has a statistically and economically significant negative effect on preferences for redistribution is only marginally affected.

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Uppsala: Department of Economics , 2013. , 23 p.
Working paper / Uppsala Center for Fiscal Studies, Uppsala University, 2013:2
Keyword [en]
Income redistribution, ethnic heterogeneity, immigration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-194439OAI: diva2:605467
Available from: 2013-02-14 Created: 2013-02-14 Last updated: 2015-03-24Bibliographically approved

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