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Reconciling context and contact with immigrants effects: an examination of the Catalan case

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dc.contributor.author Rodon i Casarramona, Antoni
dc.contributor.other Franco-Guillén, Núria
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament de Ciències Polítiques i Socials
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-01T02:53:17Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-01T02:53:17Z
dc.date.issued 2013-01
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/2072/205560
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/20195
dc.description.abstract Contact theory and threat group theory offer contradictory hypotheses regarding the effect of contact with immigrants. Despite recent efforts to test the validity of both approaches, we still lack a definitive conclusion. This article integrates both approaches and tests the effect of contact towards immigrants and how this changes when different contexts are considered. Mainly, we investigate the effect of the economic environment and the immigrant group size on modifying attitudes toward immigration. The hypotheses, which are tested in Catalonia, show that contact with immigrants reduce negative attitudes towards immigration, especially friendship and family contact. However, mixed results are reported regarding the effect of economic environment and immigrant group size. Whereas the former modifies positively the effect of workplace contact, the latter has no effect. Findings have implications for the impact of context when dealing with the impact of contact on attitudes towards immigration.
dc.format 26 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries GRITIM working papers series;15
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dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/es/
dc.source.uri RECERCAT (Dipòsit de la Recerca de Catalunya)
dc.subject.other Emigració i immigració -- Catalunya
dc.subject.other Immigrants -- Aspectes socials -- Catalunya
dc.subject.other Immigrants -- Actituds
dc.subject.other Famílies immigrants -- Catalunya
dc.subject.other 3 - Ciències socials
dc.title Reconciling context and contact with immigrants effects: an examination of the Catalan case
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.date.modified 2013-01-31T11:11:02Z
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