The local environment shapes refugee integration: Evidence from post-war Germany
Sebastian Braun () and
No 10-2017, Hohenheim Discussion Papers in Business, Economics and Social Sciences from University of Hohenheim, Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences
This paper studies how the local environment in receiving counties affected the economic, social, and political integration of the eight million expellees who arrived in West Germany after World War II. We first document that integration outcomes differed dramatically across West German counties. We then show that more industrialized counties and counties with low expellee inflows were much more successful in integrating expellees than agrarian counties and counties with high in inflows. Religious differences between native West Germans and expellees had no effect on labor market outcomes, but reduced inter-marriage rates and increased the local support for anti-expellee parties.
Keywords: Expellees; Forced migration; Immigration; Integration; Post-War Germany (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J15 J61 N34 C36 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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