Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125349
Authors: 
Hatton, Tim
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 124
Abstract: 
Policy toward asylum-seekers has been controversial. Since the late 1990s, the EU has been developing a Common European Asylum System, but without clearly identifying the basis for cooperation. Providing a safe haven for refugees can be seen as a public good and this provides the rationale for policy coordination between governments. But where the volume of applications differs widely across countries, policy harmonization is not sufficient. Burden-sharing measures are needed as well, in order to achieve an optimal distribution of refugees across member states. Such policies are economically desirable and are more politically feasible than is sometimes believed.
Subjects: 
asylum
asylum-seekers
Common European Asylum System
policy harmonization
JEL: 
I15
J11
J61
N33
N34
N37
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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