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Title:Long-term effects of forced migration PDF Logo
Authors:Sarvimäki, Matti
Uusitalo, Roope
Jäntti, Markus
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:IZA discussion papers 4003
Abstract:We study the long-term effects of human displacement using individual-level panel data on forced migrants and comparable non-migrants. After World War II, Finland ceded a tenth of its territory to the Soviet Union and resettled the entire population living in these areas in the remaining parts of the country. We find that displacement increased the long-term income of men, but had no effect on that of women. We attribute a large part of the effect to faster transition from traditional (rural) to modern (urban) occupations among the displaced.
Subjects:Migration
displaced persons
regional labor markets
JEL:J60
O15
R23
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-20090304306
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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