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Crime and Immigration: Evidence from Large Immigrant Waves
This paper focuses on empirical connections between crime and immigration, studying two large waves of recent U.K. immigration (the late 1990s/early 2000s asylum seekers and the post-2004 inflow fromExpand
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On the Economics and Politics of Refugee Migration
This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of refugee migration, with emphasis on the current refugee crisis. After first reviewing the institutional framework laid out by the Geneva Convention forExpand
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The Effect of Local Area Crime on Mental Health
This paper analyses the effect of local crime rates on the mental well-being of residents. Our identification strategy addresses the problem of sorting, and endogenous moving behaviour. We find thatExpand
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Risk Attitudes and Household Migration Decisions
This paper analyses the relation between individual migrations and the risk attitudes of other household members when migration is a household decision. We develop a simple model that implies thatExpand
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Feeling useless: the effect of unemployment on mental health in the Great Recession
This article documents a strong connection between unemployment and mental distress using data from the Spanish National Health Survey. We exploit the collapse of the construction sector to identifyExpand
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(The Struggle for) Refugee Integration into the Labour Market: Evidence from Europe
In this paper, we use repeated cross-sectional survey data to study the labour market performance of refugees across several EU countries and over time. In the first part, we document that labourExpand
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Media Exposure and Internal Migration: Evidence from Indonesia
This paper investigates the impact of television on internal migration in Indonesia. We exploit the differential introduction of private television throughout the country and the variation in signalExpand
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Understanding the Role of Immigrants' Legal Status: Evidence from Policy Experiments
Programs aimed at reducing the presence of unauthorised immigrants are often at the core of the migration policy debate in host countries. In recent years, a growing body of empirical literature hasExpand
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Illegal Migration and Consumption Behavior of Immigrant Households
We analyze the effect of immigrants' legal status on their consumption behavior using unique survey data that samples both documented and undocumented immigrants. To address the problem of sortingExpand
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Employment of Undocumented Immigrants and the Prospect of Legal Status: Evidence from an Amnesty Program 
This article estimates the causal effect of the prospect of legal status on the employment outcomes of undocumented immigrants. The identification strategy exploits a natural experiment provided byExpand
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