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Determinants of Recent Immigrants' Location Choices: Quasi-Experimental Evidence

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This paper exploits a Danish spatial dispersal policy on refugees which can be regarded a natural experiment to investigate the influence of regional factors on recent immigrants' locational choices. The main push factors are lack of co-ethnics and presence of immigrants. Additional push factors are lack of access to jobs, education and housing which explain why recent immigrants are attracted to large cities. Finally, placed refugees are sensitive to regional unemployment and some evidence of welfare seeking is presented as well.
Original languageEnglish
Place of publicationKøbenhavn
PublisherMuseum Tusculanum
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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