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The expected well-being of urban refugees and asylum seekers in Johannesburg


  • Talita Dalton-Greyling


The influx of asylum seekers and refugees from across Africa to democratic South Africa has increased significantly. The aim of this paper is to determine the factors that influence the ‘expected well-being’ of this unique group. ‘Expected well-being’ is an important determinant of both the decision to migrate and the choice of destination country. Therefore […]

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  • Talita Dalton-Greyling, 2015. "The expected well-being of urban refugees and asylum seekers in Johannesburg," Working Papers 507, Economic Research Southern Africa.
  • Handle: RePEc:rza:wpaper:507

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    1. Talita Greyling & Stephanié Rossouw, 2017. "Non-Economic Quality of Life and Population Density in South Africa," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 134(3), pages 1051-1075, December.
    2. Michel Beine & Luisito Bertinelli & Rana Comertpay & Anastasia Litina & Jean-Francois Maystadt, 2020. "The Gravity Model of Forced Displacement Using Mobile Phone Data," Working Papers 293574571, Lancaster University Management School, Economics Department.
    3. Michel Beine & Luisito Bertinelli & rana Comertpay & Anastasia Litina & Jean-François Maystadt & Benteng Zou, 2019. "Refugee Mobility: Evidence from Phone Data in Turkey," DEM Discussion Paper Series 19-01, Department of Economics at the University of Luxembourg.

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    Healthcare; Immigration Policy; migration; Social welfare; South Africa;
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    JEL classification:

    • D6 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration

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