Employment Effects of Dispersal Policies on Refugee Immigrants: Theory
AbstractThis paper formulates a partial search model in which unemployed individuals simultaneously search for job and location of residence. Most importantly, we show that, ceteris paribus, a decrease in current place utility increases the transition rate into a new location of residence and the transition rate into employment outside the local labour market, but decreases the transition rate into local employment. Thus, a decrease in current place utility decreases the overall job-finding rate if the local reservation wage effect dominates. We argue that dispersal policies on refugee immigrants are characterised by low average values of current place utility. Hence, the model predicts that dispersal policies increase the geographical mobility rates of refugees and, for a sufficiently large local reservation wage effect, decrease their job-finding rates.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 05-1.
Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: 02 Sep 2005
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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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Job Search; Residential Search; Geographical Mobility; Dispersal Policy on Refugees;
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