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The impact of refugees on employment and wages in Jordan

The impact of refugees on employment and wages in Jordan
The impact of refugees on employment and wages in Jordan
Starting in 2011, the Syrian conflict caused a large influx of refugees into Jordan. In 2015, there were an estimated 1.3 million Syrians in a country with just 6.6 million Jordanians. This paper investigates the impact of the Syrian refugee influx on the Jordanian labor market. Panel data from 2010 and 2016 combined with information on where the refugee influx was concentrated allow us to identify the impact of refugees on Jordanians’ labor market outcomes. Overall, we find that Jordanians living in areas with a high concentration of refugees have had no worse labor market outcomes than Jordanians with less exposure to the refugee influx.
0304-3878
203-216
Fallah, Belal
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Krafft, Caroline
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Wahba, Jackline
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Fallah, Belal
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Krafft, Caroline
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Wahba, Jackline
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Fallah, Belal, Krafft, Caroline and Wahba, Jackline (2019) The impact of refugees on employment and wages in Jordan. Journal of Development Economics, 139, 203-216. (doi:10.1016/j.jdeveco.2019.03.009).

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Starting in 2011, the Syrian conflict caused a large influx of refugees into Jordan. In 2015, there were an estimated 1.3 million Syrians in a country with just 6.6 million Jordanians. This paper investigates the impact of the Syrian refugee influx on the Jordanian labor market. Panel data from 2010 and 2016 combined with information on where the refugee influx was concentrated allow us to identify the impact of refugees on Jordanians’ labor market outcomes. Overall, we find that Jordanians living in areas with a high concentration of refugees have had no worse labor market outcomes than Jordanians with less exposure to the refugee influx.

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Accepted/In Press date: 21 March 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 27 March 2019
Published date: June 2019

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Local EPrints ID: 429873
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/429873
ISSN: 0304-3878
PURE UUID: b4d6aecb-6fe8-4f81-9246-c4d61bca17b2
ORCID for Jackline Wahba: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0002-3443

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Date deposited: 08 Apr 2019 16:30
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 01:18

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