Bogus Refugees ? The Determinants of Asylum Migration to Western Europe

  title={Bogus Refugees ? The Determinants of Asylum Migration to Western Europe},
  author={Eric Neumayer},
This article analyses the determinants of asylum migration to Western Europe. Individuals in developing countries decide on whether to apply for asylum, balancing the costs of staying versus the costs of migrating. Results confirm that economic hardship as measured by income, growth and economic discrimination against ethnic minorities leads to higher flows of asylum seekers. Income and equity improvements in source countries can therefore reduce migration pressure. However, political… CONTINUE READING

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