The impact of Syrian refugees on the labor market in neighboring countries: empirical evidence from Jordan

  title={The impact of Syrian refugees on the labor market in neighboring countries: empirical evidence from Jordan},
  author={Ali Fakih and May Salih Ibrahim},
  journal={Defence and Peace Economics},
  pages={64 - 86}
This paper analyzes time-sensitive data on a humanitarian crisis in the Middle East. It aims to assess the impact of the steep influx of Syrian refugees into Jordan on the country’s labor market since the onset of the conflict in Syria (March 2011). As of August 2014, nearly three million registered Syrians have sought refuge in neighboring countries (Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Turkey), according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Jordan and Lebanon are hosting the majority… Expand
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