JDC Literature Review

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Do refugees cause crime?

This paper examines the short- and long-term impacts of Syrian refugees on crime rates in Turkey, either because they are directly involved in illegal activities or because they increase the criminality of the native population. At the time this analysis was...

Forced Migration and the Spread of Infectious Diseases

This paper examines the effect of Venezuelan displacement on the spread of 15 infectious diseases in Colombia. Official statistics suggest that by the end of 2018, when this analysis was undertaken, 1.26 million Venezuelans had migrated to Colombia with the intent to...

Do refugee camps help or hurt hosts – The case of Kakuma, Kenya

This paper examines the impact of the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya on the economic welfare of the host population. At the time the paper was written, the Kakuma camp accommodated 180,000 refugees, mainly from South Sudan and Somalia. The Kakuma camp is situated in the...

Asylum seekers and house prices: Evidence from the United Kingdom

This paper estimates the effect of the presence of asylum seekers on local housing prices in England and Wales. UK legislation requires that government provides housing accommodation support to asylums seekers who are waiting for a response to their claim, subject to...

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