Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1080/17487870.2020.1760102
Title: Immigration and Public Attitudes Towards Social Assistance: Evidence from Hong Kong
Authors: Shen Yang
Bo Miao
Alfred M. Wu 
Keywords: China
deglobalization
Hong Kong
Immigration
poverty
public attitudes
Issue Date: 13-Jul-2020
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: Shen Yang, Bo Miao, Alfred M. Wu (2020-07-13). Immigration and Public Attitudes Towards Social Assistance: Evidence from Hong Kong. Journal of Economic Policy Reform : Jan-17. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/17487870.2020.1760102
Abstract: The paper investigates the puzzling phenomenon of why Hong Kong citizens have much lower support for increasing spending on social assistance when all other welfare programs have been favored by local residents. With a random sampling survey, we find that citizens? support towards raising the requirement of immigration is negatively correlated with their support for social assistance (the CSSA scheme). This study highlights that the perception of ?who benefits? will influence citizens? support for welfare spending. The Hong Kong story enriches the debate about the impact of citizens? attitudes towards immigration on welfare spending against a backdrop of deglobalization and anti-immigration. ? 2020, ? 2020 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Source Title: Journal of Economic Policy Reform
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/172929
ISSN: 17487870
DOI: 10.1080/17487870.2020.1760102
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