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Employment Effects of Dispersal Policies on Refugee Immigrants: Empirical Evidence

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  • Piil Damm, Anna

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    (Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business)

  • Rosholm, Michael

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    (Department of Economics, University of Aarhus)

Abstract

Do dispersal policies on refugee immigrants promote their labour market outcomes? To investigate this we estimate the effects of location characteristics and the average effect of geographical mobility on the hazard rate into first job of refugee immigrants subjected to the Danish Dispersal Policy 1986-1998. We correct for selection into relocation to another municipality by joint estimation of the duration of the first non-employment spell and time until relocation. We find, first, that the hazard rate into first job is decreasing in the local population size and the local share of immigrants. These findings support dispersal policies. Second, on average geographical mobility had large, positive effects on the hazard rate into first job, suggesting that restrictions on placed refugees’ subsequent out-migration would hamper labour market integration of ref

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Paper provided by University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 04-20.

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Length: 69 pages
Date of creation: 02 Sep 2005
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:aareco:2004_020

Note: Published as “Employment Effects of Spatial Dispersal of Refugees”, with M. Rosholm. Review of Economics of the Household, 2010, 8(1): 105-146
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Keywords: Dispersal Policies on Refugees; Employment Effects; Migration;

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