Cristin-resultat-ID: 1423480
Sist endret: 18. april 2017, 17:06
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2016
Vitenskapelig artikkel

Local labor markets and earnings of refugee immigrants

  • Anna Aasen Godøy


Empirical Economics
ISSN 0377-7332
e-ISSN 1435-8921
NVI-nivå 1

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Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2016
Publisert online: 2016
Trykket: 2017
Volum: 52
Hefte: 1
Sider: 31 - 58


Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-84962189613

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Local labor markets and earnings of refugee immigrants


This paper estimates how local conditions at the time of immigration influence later outcomes for refugee immigrants to Norway, exploiting the quasi-experimental nature of the Norwegian system for settlement for “quota” or resettlement refugees. A unique administrative dataset with assigned settlement municipalities is used to identify the causal effect of initial location characteristics. Being placed in a labor market where other non-OECD immigrants do well increases own annual labor earnings up to 6 years after immigration. Extended models suggest that this effect is not driven by individual scarring effects: when controlling for the contemporaneous employment rate in the assigned region, effects of initial conditions disappear. Rather, the effects appear to be due to persistence in local labor market conditions combined with limited geographical mobility in response to adverse labor market conditions.


Anna Aasen Godøy

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Institutt for samfunnsforskning
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