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dc.contributor.authorCzaika, Mathiasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-11T10:08:31Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-11T10:08:31Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/47899-
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the driving forces of the magnitude, composition and duration of refugee movements caused by conflict and persecution. The decision to seek temporary or permanent refuge in the region of origin or in a more distant asylum destination is based on inter-temporal optimization. We find that asylum seeking in Western countries is rather a phenomenon of comparatively less persecuted people. In an attempt to reduce their respective asylum burdens, Western countries and host countries in the region of origin are likely to end up in a race to the bottom of restrictive asylum policies. As an alternative, this study shows that proactive refugee-related aid transfers are, under certain circumstances, an effective instrument to relieve Western countries from asylum pressure.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniv., Dep. of International Economic Policy Freiburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // University of Freiburg, Department of International Economic Policy 7en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordRefugee Movementsen_US
dc.subject.keywordAsylum Policyen_US
dc.subject.keywordForeign Aiden_US
dc.subject.stwFlüchtlingeen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungshilfeen_US
dc.subject.stwMigrationspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwAsylrechten_US
dc.subject.stwIndustriestaatenen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftswissenschaften_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleThe political economy of refugee migrationen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn608199192en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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