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Unwelcome Guests? The Effects of Refugees on the Educational Outcomes of Incumbent Students

David Figlio and Umut Özek

No 23661, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: The world is experiencing the second largest refugee crisis in a century, and one of the major points of contention involves the possible adverse effects of incoming refugees on host communities. We examine the effects of a large refugee influx into Florida public schools following the Haitian earthquake of 2010 using unique matched birth and schooling records. We find precise zero estimated effects of refugees on the educational outcomes of incumbent students in the year of the earthquake or in the two years that follow, regardless of the socioeconomic status, grade level, ethnicity, or birthplace of incumbent students.

JEL-codes: I20 J10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017-08
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Published as David Figlio & Umut Özek, 2019. "Unwelcome Guests? The Effects of Refugees on the Educational Outcomes of Incumbent Students," Journal of Labor Economics, vol 37(4), pages 1061-1096.

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