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    Major predictors of immigration restrictionism: operationalizing "nativism".

    Simcox D

    POPULATION AND ENVIRONMENT. 1997 Nov; 19(2):129-43.

    This study set out to identify, operationalize and assess the principal components of `nativism' as it shapes immigration restrictionism [in the United States]. Three major attitudinal clusters were defined as constituting nativism: (a) perceptions of immigration as a threat to the culture and prerogatives of the dominant group; (b) negative perceptions of racial minorities, foreign and domestic; and (c) attitudes of alienation and distrust in the population....The clearest message of this study is that people favor immigration reduction because they feel threatened and that much of their sense of threat involves very practical interests of jobs, taxes and security from crime. (EXCERPT)
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    [Immigration from bordering countries into Argentina in the 1990s, myths and realities] L'immigration des pays limitrophes dans l'Argentine des annees 90, mythes et realites.

    Maguid A


    The population growth that occurred in Argentina, between 1870 and the middle of this century, was due to the massive immigration current, mainly coming from Europe....Due to recent increases in unemployment indices, poverty and other social problems, some sectors put the neighbouring countries' immigration as the cause of these phenomena, and some xenophobic manifestations started to appear....This paper [aims] to show the distance between reality and the attitude of those who perceive these recent immigrants as a menace to job opportunities for the native population. (SUMMARY IN ENG AND SPA) (EXCERPT)
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    Nativity differentials in public assistance receipt: a research note.

    Jensen L; Tienda M

    Madison, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Center for Demography and Ecology, 1987. 13, [4] p. (CDE Working Paper 87-14.)

    The rise in the number of immigrants since 1960, and especially in the higher shares from less developed countries, has raised concerns that immigrants use welfare benefits more than natives. Both descriptive tabulations and TOBIT regression methods, are used to analyze immigrant-native differentials in public assistance receipt based on 1980 US Census data. Office of Legal Services results show that immigrants received neither more nor less welfare income in 1979 than did otherwise comparable natives. TOBIT models revealed that black and Hispanic immigrant families received lower welfare payments than their native counterparts. (author's)
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