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Language Training and Refugees’ Integration

Jacob Arendt (), Iben Bolvig (), Mette Foged (), Linea Hasager and Giovanni Peri ()
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Iben Bolvig: The Danish Center for Social Science Research (VIVE)

No 2104, CReAM Discussion Paper Series from Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London

Abstract: We evaluate a Danish reform focused on improving Danish language training for those granted refugee status on or after January 1, 1999. Using a Regression Discontinuity Design we find a significant, permanent, positive effect on earnings. This effect emerged after completion of language classes and was accompanied by additional schooling and higher probability of working in communication-intensive jobs, suggesting that language training, rather than other minor aspects of the reform, produced it. We also find evidence of higher completion rates of lower secondary school and lower probability of crime for male children with both parents exposed to the reform.

Keywords: Refugee Integration; Language Skills; Regression Discontinuity; Second Generation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E64 I30 J24 J60 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021-01
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