International Tax and Public Finance

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 335–353

Quantifying the Impact of Immigration on the Spanish Welfare State

  • M. Dolores Collado
  • Iñigo Iturbe-Ormaetxe
  • Guadalupe Valera
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Abstract

The Spanish population will experience significant aging in coming years. This demographic change will impose a heavy burden on the national budget. In particular, expenditure on pensions and health are expected to rise significantly. The inflow of immigrants could help to alleviate the fiscal burden that future generations will have to bear. In this paper we try to quantify the impact of immigration on the Spanish Welfare State, using the methodology of Generational Accounting. Our results suggest that the impact of immigration will be positive and significant.

immigration fiscal policy generational accounting welfare state 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Dolores Collado
    • 1
  • Iñigo Iturbe-Ormaetxe
    • 1
  • Guadalupe Valera
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de Fundamentos del Análisis EconomicoUniversidad de AlicanteAlicanteSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de Economía y EmpresaUniversidad Pablo de Olavide and Centr ASevillaSpain

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