|Appears in Collections:||Economics Working Papers|
|Peer Review Status:||Unrefereed|
|Title:||The Evils of Forced Migration: Do Integration Policies Alleviate Migrants' Economic Situations?|
|Citation:||Falck O, Heblich S & Link S (2011) The Evils of Forced Migration: Do Integration Policies Alleviate Migrants' Economic Situations?. Stirling Economics Discussion Paper, 2011-14.|
|Series/Report no.:||Stirling Economics Discussion Paper, 2011-14|
|Abstract:||Armed conflicts, natural disasters and infrastructure projects continue to force millions into migration. This is especially true for developing countries. After World War II, about 8 million ethnic Germans experienced a similar situation when forced to leave their homelands and settle within the new borders of West Germany. Subsequently, a law was introduced to foster their labor market integration. We evaluate the success of this law using unique retrospective individual-level panel data. We find that the law improved expellees’ overall situation but failed to restore their pre-war occupation status. This holds implications for the design of integration policies today.|
|Type:||Working or Discussion Paper|
|Affiliation:||Ifo Institute for Economic Research, Germany|
Munich Graduate School of Economics
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