Human Trafficking and the Effectiveness of Asylum Policies
AbstractWe investigate the effects of restrictive asylum policies on the number and group composition of asylum seekers. We model the choices of refugees and traffickers about whether to migrate and to apply for asylum. Counter-intuitively, restrictive asylum policies do not lead to a reduction in the inflow of refugees or to a better selection of asylum seekers. Instead, we show that under conditions outside the control of policy makers these policies can increase the number of asylum claims and the number of refugees working in slave-like conditions and prevent some of those most in need of protection from accessing it.
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Asylum policy; Illegal immigration; Human trafficking;
Other versions of this item:
- Monheim, Jenny, 2008. "Human trafficking and the effectiveness of asylum policies," CSLE Discussion Paper Series 2008-01, Saarland University, CSLE - Center for the Study of Law and Economics.
- Jenny Monheim, 2008. "Human trafficking and the effectiveness of asylum policies," CREA Discussion Paper Series 08-17, Center for Research in Economic Analysis, University of Luxembourg.
- D78 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Positive Analysis of Policy Formulation and Implementation
- F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
- K49 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Other
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