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The Rise and Fall of Asylum: What Happened and Why?

Hatton, Timothy J (2009) 'The Rise and Fall of Asylum: What Happened and Why?' The Economic Journal, 119 (535). F183-F213. ISSN 0013-0133

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In the last 20years, developed countries have struggled with a rising tide of asylum seekers, a trend that has now reversed. This article examines what happened and why. It surveys the trends in asylum seeking and the literature that this has generated. It provides new regression estimates of the determinants of asylum applications up to the present. The key findings are that violence and terror can account for much of the variation and that, while tougher policies did have a deterrent effect, they account for only about a third of the decline in applications since 2001. © 2009 Journal compilation © 2009 by the Royal Economic Society (Registered Charity No. 231508).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2012 21:10
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2022 11:01

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