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The Fiscal Consequences of Unrestricted Immigration from Romania and Bulgaria

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Title: The Fiscal Consequences of Unrestricted Immigration from Romania and Bulgaria
Authors: Ruist, Joakim
Issue Date: Jan-2014
Extent: 18
Publication type: report
Organization: Dept of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
Keywords: immigration
welfare benefits
public finances
Abstract: When Romania and Bulgaria joined the EU in 2007 Sweden was one of two EU15 countries that did not restrict access to its labor market and welfare systems for Romanian and Bulgarian citizens. This article evaluates the net fiscal contribution in 2011 of Romanian and Bulgarian migrants who arrived in Sweden under this migration regime in 2007-2010. The average net contribution is found to be substantially positive: around 30,000 kronor, or onesixth of public sector turnover per capita. This resul... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL: H20, H50, J61
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