Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/67300
Authors: 
Hatton, Timothy J.
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper Series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 7004
Abstract: 
This paper provides an overview of asylum migration from poor strife-prone countries to the OECD since the 1950s. I examine the political and economic factors in source countries that generate refugees and asylum seekers. Particular attention is given to the rising trend of asylum applications up to the 1990s, and the policy backlash that followed. I consider the political economy of restrictive asylum policies, especially in EU countries, as well as the effectiveness of those policies in deterring asylum seekers. The paper concludes with an outline of the assimilation of refugees in host country labour markets.
Subjects: 
refugees
asylum migration
asylum policy
JEL: 
F22
F55
J61
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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