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Attitudes Towards Immigration in Ageing Societies

Funding body: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Grant Holder: Anne-Marie Jeannet

Project Duration: September 2016-August 2018

Project Description:The aim of the ATIAS project is to study the extent of an inter-generational divide in attitudes towards immigration and to untangle the individual and cohort-level forces that underlie it. The project focuses on two age-related influences, life stage effects and cohort effects; and is simultaneously interested in how these social structures shape immigration preferences, and their respective contribution to the public’s aggregate opinion. This project attempts to resolve the role of age, and the other temporal processes that it signifies, in a person’s preferences for immigration. ATIAS will also offer insights into how an ageing population can produce distinctive dynamics of social change in attitudes towards immigration.