Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/148494
Authors: 
Bevelander, Pieter
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 269
Abstract: 
For the first time since the Second World War, the total number of refugees amounts to more than 50 million people. Only a minority of these refugees seek asylum, and even fewer resettle in developed countries. At the same time, politicians, the media, and the public are worried about a lack of economic integration. Refugees start at a lower employment and income level, but subsequently “catch up” to the level of family unification migrants. However, both refugees and family migrants do not “catch up” to the economic integration levels of labor migrants. A faster integration process would significantly benefit refugees and their new host countries.
Subjects: 
immigration
refugees
asylum
economic integration
resettlement
JEL: 
J15
J18
J21
J24
J61
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Document Type: 
Article

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