JDC Literature Review

Results for: Social Cohesion and Interactions with Host Communities
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Policy preferences in response to large forced migration inflows

This article examines public preferences for immigration policies in Colombia, and the extent to which humanitarian concerns matter for those preferences. Colombia hosts an estimated 2.5 million Venezuelan migrants, approximately 40 percent of the total number of Venezuelan migrants who were displaced between 2014 and 2023. Venezuelan migrants and Colombian natives share similar histories, as well as ethnolinguistic, social, and cultural features.

Refugees and Social Capital: Evidence from Northern Lebanon

This paper examines impact of refugee settlement on social cohesion in Northern Lebanon, a developing country with a history of ethnic and sectarian conflict, where refugees represent about 25 percent of the population. Lebanon captures two important features of...

The Importance of Social Capital in Protracted Displacement

The authors argue that refugees can create ‘bonding’ and ‘bridging’ social capital even in situations of relative vulnerability. In Lebanon, refugees often choose to settle in locations where they have preexisting social networks (leading to strong ethnic/kinship...