The Labor Market Effects of a Refugee Wave

@article{Peri2018TheLM,
  title={The Labor Market Effects of a Refugee Wave},
  author={Giovanni Peri and Vasil Yasenov},
  journal={The Journal of Human Resources},
  year={2018},
  volume={54},
  pages={267 - 309}
}
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