Cavaille Work Cited in Vox on Economic Policy and Attitudes Toward Immigration

Monday, Jan 27, 2020

A Vox article, discussing social democratic policies and immigration, cites a recent paper by Charlotte Cavaille and John Marshall that found that the introduction of mandatory schooling laws in Europe causally reduced opposition to immigration. Vox describes Cavaille's paper (published in the American Political Science Review), "Education and Anti-Immigration Attitudes: Evidence from Compulsory Schooling Reforms across Western Europe", and summarizes her relevant finding that it's not just "the kind of people who like immigrants are the same people who go to school for longer; making people go to school for longer actually makes them less nativist."

Cavaille is a 2019-2020 CSDP fellow, and assistant professor at the University of Michigan's Ford School of Public Policy.