Should I Stay or Must I Go?


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Should I Stay or Must I Go?

Show simple item record Larsen, Birthe Kilström, Matilda Olme, Elisabet 2018-07-30T11:46:44Z 2018-07-30T11:46:44Z 2018-07-30
dc.description.abstract We study a Danish reform in 2002 that lowered the ex ante probability of refugees receiving permanent residency by prolonging the time period before they were eligible to apply for permanent residency. Assignment to the new rules was completely determined by the date of the asylum application and the reform was implemented retroactively. We formulate a simple search and matching model to derive predictions that can be tested using our data. Then we study the effects on educational and labor market outcomes and find that the reform significantly increased enrollment in formal education, especially for females and low skilled individuals. In terms of employment and earnings, coefficients are in general negative but non-significant. Other outcomes of interest are also studied. The reform had a negative impact on criminal activity driven by a reduction among males. There are no effects on health outcomes and significant but relatively small negative effects on childbearing for females. The results do not seem to be driven by selection, since the reform had no significant effect on the share that stayed in Denmark in the long run. en_US
dc.format.extent 61 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.publisher Department of Economics. Copenhagen Business School en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries working paper;5 - 2018
dc.subject.other Refugees en_US
dc.subject.other Human capital en_US
dc.subject.other Immigration law en_US
dc.title Should I Stay or Must I Go? en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Økonomisk Institut en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort ECON en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Economics en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort ECON en_US Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2018 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Temporary Protection and Refugee Outcomes en_US

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