Unwelcome Guests? The Effects of Refugees on the Educational Outcomes of Incumbent Students

@article{Figlio2019UnwelcomeGT,
  title={Unwelcome Guests? The Effects of Refugees on the Educational Outcomes of Incumbent Students},
  author={David N. Figlio and Umut {\"O}zek},
  journal={Journal of Labor Economics},
  year={2019},
  volume={37},
  pages={1061 - 1096}
}
  • David N. Figlio, Umut Özek
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Labor Economics
  • A point of contention in the refugee crisis involves possible adverse effects on host communities associated with poor, low-skilled migrants with low host-community language knowledge. We use unique matched birth and schooling records to examine the effects of a large influx of poor, non-English-speaking Haitian migrants into Florida public schools immediately following the devastating 2010 earthquake. We find zero or modestly positive estimated effects of these migrants on the educational… CONTINUE READING
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