Monday, 14 March 2011

Migration and the welfare state

In this audio from Assaf Razin of Cornell University and Tel Aviv University talks to Romesh Vaitilingam about his book, ‘Migration and the Welfare State: Political-Economic Policy Formation’, which explores implications of the observation that open immigration cannot co-exist with a strong safety net, and policies to resolve intra- and intergenerational conflicts over immigration policies and the generosity of the welfare state.

1 comment:

dragonfly said...

Well, this is strange. Exactly this occurred to me earlier today – that a country cannot have unlimited immigration if it also has a welfare state that immigrants can tap into. I realise this will not be a major revelation to the average economist, but for me it was a new thought. Could it be I’ve been reading too many economics blogs?