Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/197668
Authors: 
Jutvik, Kristoffer
Robinson, Darrel
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper 2018:17
Abstract: 
In this study we exploit a sudden policy change implemented in Sweden in order to evaluate the effects of permanent residency on labour market participation. In short, the policy change implied that Syrians were granted permanent instead of temporary residency as before the new regulations. Using detailed Swedish registry data, we examine the effect of the introduction of permanent residency on three measures of labour market inclusion in the short-term. We analyse the data through a simple difference-in-means as well as through comparison to groups unaffected by the policy in a difference-in-differences design and a synthetic control group approach. Our conclusions are twofold. On the one hand, we conclude that temporary residents that are subject to a relatively less-inclusive situation earn more and are unemployed less. However, at the same time, they are less likely to spend time in education than are those with permanent residency.
Subjects: 
Labour Market Inclusion
Asylum Policy
Sweden
Residence Permits
JEL: 
J15
J24
O15
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper
Social Media Mentions:

Files in This Item:
File
Size
434.73 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.