JDC Literature Review

The JDC literature review highlights recent publications, academic scholarship, and thought leadership on issues relating to forced displacement. Our intention is to stimulate discussion, encourage the exchange of ideas, and support a ‘Community of Practice’.

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Marriage outcomes of displaced women

This paper examines the marriage outcomes of displaced women. Early marriage has been shown in the literature to have detrimental effects on women by lowering educational attainment and increasing fertility rates. The authors document marriage patterns among displaced...

Refugees’ and irregular migrants’ self-selection into Europe

This paper assesses the self-selection—in terms of education and predicted income—of refugees and irregular migrants from African and Asian countries who arrived in Europe in 2015 or 2016. The authors theorize that the decision to migrate is a function of an...

Revisiting forced migration: A machine learning perspective

Using machine learning techniques, this paper investigates the factors that influence refugee flows and asylum applications from African countries. The author argues that, compared to traditional estimation methods, machine learning techniques are better suited to...

Internal Displacement’s Impacts on Health in Yemen

By the end of 2020, there were more than 3.6 million people internally displaced by conflict in Yemen, in addition to 223,000 people displaced by disasters. This paper discusses the health risks faced by IDPs in Yemen, the effect of climate change on IDPs’ access to...

Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID) 2021

The 2021 Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID) presents global figures for internal displacement in 2020. The report includes the following key statistics on internal displacement due to conflict and violence: An estimated 48 million people in 59 countries and...

Reflections and Directions for Research in Refugee Studies

Refugee studies emerged as an area of scholarship in the 1980s. This review piece discusses developments in the field of refugee studies and identifies areas for future research. Main points: Attempts to theorize refugee migration are relatively recent, compared to...

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