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Determinants of attitudes toward international migration among Europeans and Japanese, drawing on the ESS-2002/2003 and the JGSS-2003

Hiroshi Kojima, Faculty of Social Sciences, Waseda University

This study applies logit models to micro-data from the ESS-2002/2003 and the JGSS-2003 to explore the determinants of attitudes toward immigration between Europeans and Japanese. The similarities are as follows: residents in neighborhood with high concentration of foreigners are more likely to fear negative effects on indigenous culture while those with higher education are less likely; those with ages 60+ and conservatives are more likely to fear negative effects on security while women are less likely; those with ages 40-49, higher education and religion, both conservatives and progressives and residents in neighborhood with moderate concentration are more likely to evaluate the moderation of labor shortage while women are less likely; conservatives and those with low level of trust and residents in neighborhood with high concentration are more likely to fear job loss while those with higher education are less likely; and conservatives are more likely to fear tax burden.

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Presented in Poster Session 3: Poster Session 3: migration, environment and spatial demography