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Refugee and Asylum Migration to the OECD: A Short Overview

Hatton, Timothy J 'Refugee and Asylum Migration to the OECD: A Short Overview.' In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) UNSPECIFIED UNSPECIFIED.

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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.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: F22, F55, J61, asylum policy, asylum migration, refugees
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2012 12:58
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2018 14:15

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