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Working Paper
Is the education of local children influenced by living nearby a refugee camp?: Evidence from host communities in Rwanda

This paper studies to what extent and in what ways access to educational services and schooling outcomes of local children are influenced by the presence of a refugee camp in or around their community...

Refugees Impact of refugees Host communities
Working Paper
Invisible, successful, and divided: Vietnamese in Germany since the late 1970s

Until the 1970s, only 1000 Vietnamese lived in West and East Germany, most of them international students. West Germany, in particular, had not yet been confronted with non-European refugees...

Integration International migration Refugees
Working Paper
Involuntary migration, context of reception, and social mobility: The case of Vietnamese refugee resettlement in the United States

In this study, we examine the Vietnamese population of the United States as a case study in the integration of a refugee group in a host country. We approach this case in three parts...

Refugees Involuntary migration Boat people
Blog
A WIDER perspective on migration

While many WIDER Development Conferences emerge from ongoing projects, our latest conference in October — ‘ Migration and mobility: New frontiers for research and policy ’ — offered a different opportunity: to focus attention ...

Migration Refugees
Blog
Leading economists agree: closing borders is not the answer to inequality
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Building a great big wall will not close the gap. Jorge Duenes/Reuters US President Donald Trump wants to build a wall along the US-Mexican border. Britain wants to retreat into its shell to become an isolated island state ...

Inequality immigration Refugees
Blog
How should the international community respond to migration and refugees?

In our previous blog , we looked at some of the key facts about international migration and identified a few areas that, from an economist’s perspective, need attention...

Emigration and immigration Refugees
Blog
An economist’s view on migration and refugees

Few issues have been so contentious in recent years as international migration. The refugee crisis sparked not least by the Syrian war has shown that policies governing migration are in a tangle...

Emigration and immigration Refugees
Book
Poverty, International Migration and Asylum

This book examines the economic consequences of immigration and asylum migration. It focuses on the economic consequences of legal and illegal immigration as well as placing the study of immigration in a global context...

Emigration and immigration Economic aspects (Emigration and immigration) Minorities
Book Chapter
Asylum Policy in the West: Past Trends, Future Policies

From the book: Poverty, International Migration and Asylum

Emigration and immigration Public welfare Refugees
Book Chapter
Asylum Migration: Implications for Countries of Origin

From the book: Poverty, International Migration and Asylum

Economic development Emigrant remittances Emigration and immigration
Book Chapter
Poverty, International Migration and Asylum: Introduction

From the book: Poverty, International Migration and Asylum

Emigration and immigration Economic aspects (Emigration and immigration) Minorities
Policy Brief
Poverty, International Migration and Asylum

This WIDER Policy Brief examins issues such as liberalizing migration policies; protecting refugees in regions of origin; addressing the root causes of migration and refugee flows; influencing perceptions of the costs and benefits of migration; and d...

Equality and inequality Labor mobility Poverty
Working Paper
Asylum Policy in the West: Past Trends, Future Possibilities

This article examines the policy responses of Western countries in the realm of asylum. We begin by explaining the reasons why the asylum issue has made its way up the political agendas of liberal democratic countries in recent years...

Emigration and immigration Public welfare Refugees
Working Paper
Asylum Migration and Implications for Countries of Origin

The purpose of this paper is to synthesize what is known about the influence of asylum migration on countries of origin. It combines an analysis of data, a review of the literature and empirical examples from our own research...

Economic development Emigrant remittances Emigration and immigration
Book
War, Hunger, and Displacement: Weak States and Vulnerable Economies : Humanitarian Emergencies in Developing Countries

Since the end of the cold war, the number of civil wars in developing countries has escalated to the point where they are the most significant source of human suffering in the world today...

International relations Malnutrition Refugees
Book
War, Hunger, and Displacement: The Origins of Humanitarian Emergencies : War and Displacement in Developing Countries

Civil wars in developing countries are amongst the most significant sources of human suffering in the world today...

Humanitarian assistance International relations Refugees
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