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The effect of birthright citizenship on parental integration outcomes

Avitabile, C., Clots-Figueras, I., Masella, P. (2013) The effect of birthright citizenship on parental integration outcomes. Journal of Law and Economics, 56 (3). pp. 777-810. ISSN 0022-2186. (doi:10.1086/673266) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:75373)

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Abstract

The integration of immigrants is the subject of ongoing public debate, and devising measures to enable the assimilation of newcomers ranks high on the political agendas of many countries. This paper focuses on the legal institution of citizenship and analyzes the consequences of birthright citizenship introduced in Germany. We use the exogenous variation provided by the 1999 reform of the German nationality law to study the effect of children's legal status on the integration of immigrant parents. We find that foreign-born parents are most likely to interact with the local community and use the German language if their children are entitled to German citizenship at birth. © 2013 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1086/673266
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Irma Clots-Figueras
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2019 11:28 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:45 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/75373 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Clots-Figueras, I.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3859-0838
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