The Local Refugee Match: Aligning Refugees’ Preferences with the Capacities and Priorities of Localities

  title={The Local Refugee Match: Aligning Refugees’ Preferences with the Capacities and Priorities of Localities},
  author={William Jones and Alexander Teytelboym},
  journal={Journal of Refugee Studies},
Once refugees are granted protection in a particular host country, there is little concern about where in that country they are settled. Yet this matters enormously for refugees’ chances to prosper in the new country and for the willingness of the local community to welcome them. We propose a centralized clearinghouse—a ‘two-sided matching system’—to match refugees with localities. Drawing on the success of matching in domains such as public school choice, we outline principles underlying… 
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