Does Internal Displacement Affect Educational Achievement in Host Communities?
Sergio Parra Cely () and
Clotilde Mahé ()
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Sergio Parra Cely: Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Equador
Clotilde Mahé: CREA, Université du Luxembourg
DEM Discussion Paper Series from Department of Economics at the University of Luxembourg
We study the relationship between internal displacement and education in host municipalities in Colombia. We employ a fuzzy regression discontinuity design, exploiting the fact that political loyalty during local elections triggered massive flows of internally displaced people. We obtain a transitory but sizable negative effect of about 3% of a standard deviation per additional displaced arrival by 10,000 inhabitants, on high-school exit exams in math and language during the first two years of incumbency -- an average drop of 0.4 standard deviations. Findings suggest that policies aimed at fostering educational achievement might be ineffective in the shadow of a refugee crisis.
Keywords: Civil conflict; Migration; Education. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D74 I25 J61 O15 R23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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