The long-term outcomes of refugees: tracking the progress of the East African Asians
Jake Anders (),
Simon Burgess () and
Jonathan Portes ()
No 18-05, DoQSS Working Papers from Quantitative Social Science - UCL Social Research Institute, University College London
Refugees are often perceived as an economic "burden", as the current debate on the European refugee crisis illustrates. But there is little quantitative evidence on the medium-term outcomes of refugees in the UK. We fill this gap by looking at the case of "East African Asians" who arrived as refugees in the late 1960s and early 1970s. We use data from the UK Census to describe their economic outcomes forty years later. We show that their outcomes are at least as good as the population average, with the younger cohort performing better. Refugee status, as distinct from ethnicity or immigrant status, appears to have a positive impact.
Keywords: Migration; Refugees; East African Asians (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-his, nep-lab and nep-mig
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Working Paper: The Long-Term Outcomes of Refugees: Tracking the Progress of the East African Asians (2018)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:qss:dqsswp:1805
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in DoQSS Working Papers from Quantitative Social Science - UCL Social Research Institute, University College London Quantitative Social Science, Social Research Institute, 55-59 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0NU. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Dr Neus Bover Fonts ().