What is it about?
We study what immigrants consider, when they decide where in the country they want to live. We use a conjoint experiment to show that immigrants consider the political context alongside economic factors. Immigrants are more likely to pick a city or town if the political context is welcoming, where anti-immigrant parties are not dominant. Alongside living costs, immigrants also care about the possibility to participate in local politics.
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Why is it important?
Previous studies have looked at different criteria for location choice separately. Here, we consider them jointly to show that the political context influences how attractive a city or town is to immigrants.
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This page is a summary of: How political reception contexts shape location decisions of immigrants, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, July 2022, Taylor & Francis,
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