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

  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},
  pages={1061 - 1096}
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