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dc.contributor.authorHowley, P.
dc.contributor.authorWaqas, Muhammad
dc.contributor.authorMoro, M.
dc.contributor.authorDelaney, L.
dc.contributor.authorHeron, T.
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-09T16:11:53Z
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-02T13:37:25Z
dc.date.available2020-03-09T16:11:53Z
dc.date.available2020-04-02T13:37:25Z
dc.date.issued2020-10
dc.identifier.citationHowley P, Waqas M, Moro M et al (2020) It's not all about the economy stupid! Immigration and subjective well-being in England. Work, Employment and Society. 34(5): 919-936.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/17744
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractWhile much is known regarding the effects of immigration for objective outcomes, relatively little is known regarding the effects for perceived well-being. By exploiting spatial and temporal variation in the net-inflows of foreign-born individuals across local areas in England, we examine the relationship between immigration and natives’ subjective well-being as captured by the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ). We find small negative effects overall but that an analysis of the main effects masks significant differences across subgroups, with relatively older individuals, those with below-average household incomes, the unemployed and finally those without any formal educational qualifications experiencing much more substantive well-being losses than others. These observed well-being differentials are congruent with voting patterns evident in the recent UK referendum on EU membership. We put forward perceived as opposed to actual labour market competition and social identity as two potential explanations for the negative well-being impacts of immigration for natives.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNuffield Foundationen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1177/0950017019866643en_US
dc.rights© The Author(s) 2019. The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in Work, Employment and Society, vol 34/issue 5 by SAGE Publications Ltd, All rights reserved.en_US
dc.subjectImmigrationen_US
dc.subjectMental healthen_US
dc.subjectSocial identityen_US
dc.subjectSubjective well-beingen_US
dc.titleIt's not all about the economy stupid! Immigration and subjective well-being in Englanden_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2019
dc.date.application2019-09-06
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
dc.date.updated2020-03-09T16:11:59Z
refterms.dateFOA2020-04-02T13:38:31Z


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