The Labor Market Effects of a Refugee Wave

@article{Peri2019TheLM,
  title={The Labor Market Effects of a Refugee Wave},
  author={G. Peri and Vasil Yasenov},
  journal={The Journal of Human Resources},
  year={2019},
  volume={54},
  pages={267 - 309}
}
  • G. Peri, Vasil Yasenov
  • Published 2019
  • Engineering
  • The Journal of Human Resources
  • We apply the synthetic control method to reexamine the labor market effects of the Mariel Boatlift, first studied by David Card (1990). This method improves on previous studies by choosing a control group of cities that best matches Miami’s labor market trends pre-Boatlift and providing more reliable inference. Using a sample of non-Cuban high school dropouts we find no significant difference in the wages of workers in Miami relative to its control after 1980. We also show that by focusing on… CONTINUE READING
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