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Long-Term Effects of Forced Migration

Markus Jantti, Matti Sarvimäki () and Roope Uusitalo ()

SERC Discussion Papers from Spatial Economics Research Centre, LSE

Abstract: We study the long-term effects of human displacement using individual level panel data onforced migrants and comparable non-migrants. After World War II, Finland ceded a tenth ofits territory to the Soviet Union and resettled the entire population living in these areas in theremaining parts of the country. We find that displacement increased the long-term income ofmen, but had no effect on that of women. We attribute a large part of the effect to fastertransition from traditional (rural) to modern (urban) occupations among the displaced.

Keywords: Migration; displaced persons; regional labor markets (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J60 O15 R23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-lab and nep-mig
Date: 2009-03
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