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Dynamic Effects of Co-Ethnic Networks on Immigrants’ Economic Success

This paper estimates the causal effect of co-ethnic networks on the economic success of immigrants in Germany. The analysis draws on longitudinal data of immigrants in Germany from the IAB-SOEP Migration Sample, a yearly survey of immigrants in Germany beginning in 2013, for individuals who are linked to IEB (Integrierten Erwerbsbiografien), the German social security archive that includes information on immigrants’ labor market history after arrival in Germany.

Refugee inflows, surplus farm labor, and crop marketization in rural Africa

This article investigates the long-term effects of refugee inflows on host farmers in Tanzania, focusing on effects in labor and crop markets. The Kagera region in the northwest of Tanzania received large-scale inflows of refugee from Burundi and Rwanda in the early 1990s. The Kagera region is remote and impoverished, and most local households engage in subsistence agriculture.

Socio-demographic, migratory and health-related determinants of food insecurity among Venezuelan migrants in Peru

This article evaluates the factors associated with food insecurity among Venezuelan migrants in Peru. The analysis is based on data from the 2022 Venezuelan Population Residing in Peru Survey (ENPOVE-2022). The survey covered households in eight cities most populated by Venezuelan migrants in Peru (Lima and Callao, Arequipa, Chiclayo, Chimbote, Ica, Piura, Tumbes, and Trujillo). The survey included questions on housing, household and individual characteristics, migration status, health, education, employment, discrimination, gender, and victimization.

The Labor Market Effect of South-to-South Migration: Evidence From the Venezuelan Crisis

This paper examines the impact of Venezuelan migration on the labor market outcomes of migrants and non-migrants in Colombia. Between 2014 and 2018, Colombia received approximately 1.2 million migrants from Venezuela, accounting for approximately 3.2 percent of the working-age population. A quarter of those immigrants were Colombian citizens who returned to the country due to the Venezuelan crisis. International migrants (not Colombian born) share a common history with Colombia and speak the same language.

Refugee Inflow and Labor Market Outcomes in Brazil: Evidence from the Venezuelan Exodus

This article examines the effect of Venezuelan migrants on labor market outcomes in the Brazilian state of Roraima. Venezuelan migrants in Brazil are concentrated in Roraima state, which shares a border with Venezuela. As of 2018, 60,000 Venezuelans had relocated to Roraima, where they comprised 10 percent of the population of its capital city, Boa Vista.