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Charlotte Cavaille: Populism, Immigrants and the Welfare State

March 6, 2019

Rising populism is fueling a debate about the distributional consequences of migration flows. (iStock by Getty images)

Immigration can put extra pressure on governments to fund social programs, especially in times of slow economic growth. In this podcast, Political Scientist Charlotte Cavaille, says rising populism in some countries is fueling a debate about who should have access to government funded programs. Cavaille studies immigration and public opinion toward the welfare state, and was invited by the IMF's Institute for Capacity Development to present her research on immigration, redistribution, and the electoral success of far-right populism.

Charlotte Cavaille is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Georgetown University.