Anna Piil Damm
() and Michael Rosholm
Anna Piil Damm: Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business, Postal: The Aarhus School of Business, Prismet, Silkeborgvej 2, DK 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
Michael Rosholm: Department of Economics, University of Aarhus, Postal: Department of Economics, University of Aarhus, Building 326, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
Abstract: Do dispersal policies on refugee immigrants promote their labour market outcomes? To investigate this we estimate the effects of location characteristics and the average effect of geographical mobility on the hazard rate into first job of refugee immigrants subjected to the Danish Dispersal Policy 1986-1998. We correct for selection into relocation to another municipality by joint estimation of the duration of the first non-employment spell and time until relocation. We find, first, that the hazard rate into first job is decreasing in the local population size and the local share of immigrants. These findings support dispersal policies. Second, on average geographical mobility had large, positive effects on the hazard rate into first job, suggesting that restrictions on placed refugees’ subsequent out-migration would hamper labour market integration of ref
69 pages, September 2, 2005
Note: Published as “Employment Effects of Spatial Dispersal of Refugees”, with M. Rosholm. Review of Economics of the Household, 2010, 8(1): 105-146
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