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Refugee immigration and public finances in Sweden


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Title: Refugee immigration and public finances in Sweden
Authors: Ruist, Joakim
Issue Date: Feb-2015
Extent: 20
Publication type: report
Organization: Dept. of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
613
Keywords: immigration
public finances
refugees
Abstract: This study estimates the fiscal cost of refugee immigration. This is done by calculating the total value of economic resources that are redistributed through the public sector in Sweden in 2007 to the population of immigrants who once arrived in the country as refugees or their family members. The total redistribution corresponds to 1.0% of Swedish GDP in the same year. Four-fifths of it is due to lower public per-capita revenues from refugees compared with the total population, and one-fifth is... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL: H20, H50, J19, J61
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/38323
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