A number of scholars are currently arguing that migration may have an important role in the reduction of these inequalities. It has happened before and it may also happen in the future, as it is possible and desirable.In light of these studies, the need for additional in depth research on the impact of immigration on regional disparities and income inequalities has become evident, especially in the long run. The present paper moves, therefore, in this direction, focusing on the regional impact of internal migration and attempting to demonstrate, with reference to the Italian case, how out-migration can increase income inequalities, thus hindering economic growth, while immigration can reduce income inequalities and mitigate economic imbalances. From a juridical point of view, we study the regional restrictions related to residence workers protection, the free movement of European workers and the welfare benefits for migrants.

Migration, economic inequality and redistribution: the italian case

FERRARA, LUIGI;VILLANI, SALVATORE
2015

Abstract

A number of scholars are currently arguing that migration may have an important role in the reduction of these inequalities. It has happened before and it may also happen in the future, as it is possible and desirable.In light of these studies, the need for additional in depth research on the impact of immigration on regional disparities and income inequalities has become evident, especially in the long run. The present paper moves, therefore, in this direction, focusing on the regional impact of internal migration and attempting to demonstrate, with reference to the Italian case, how out-migration can increase income inequalities, thus hindering economic growth, while immigration can reduce income inequalities and mitigate economic imbalances. From a juridical point of view, we study the regional restrictions related to residence workers protection, the free movement of European workers and the welfare benefits for migrants.
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