The impact of Syrian refugees on the labor market in neighboring countries

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dc.contributor.author Fakih, Ali
dc.contributor.author Ibrahim, May
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-06T06:16:59Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-06T06:16:59Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-05-06
dc.identifier.issn 1024-2694 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3686 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper analyzes time-sensitive data on a humanitarian crisis in the Middle East. It aims to assess the impact of the steep influx of Syrian refugees into Jordan on the country’s labor market since the onset of the conflict in Syria (March 2011). As of August 2014, nearly three million registered Syrians have sought refuge in neighboring countries (Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Turkey), according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Jordan and Lebanon are hosting the majority of them. This paper utilizes data regarding unemployment rates, employment rates, labor force participation, the number of refugees, and economic activity at the level of governorates. The vector autoregressive methodology is used to examine time series data from the most affected governorates in Jordan. The empirical results of Granger causality tests and impulse response functions show that there is no relationship between the influx of Syrian refugees and the Jordanian labor market. Our results are verified through a set of robustness checks. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The impact of Syrian refugees on the labor market in neighboring countries en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle Empirical evidence from Jordan en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201105198 en_US
dc.author.department Department of Economics (ECON) en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Defence and Peace Economics en_US
dc.journal.volume 27 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 64-86 en_US
dc.keywords Forced refugees en_US
dc.keywords Host country en_US
dc.keywords VAR model en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10242694.2015.1055936 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Fakih, A., & Ibrahim, M. (2016). The impact of Syrian refugees on the labor market in neighboring countries: empirical evidence from Jordan. Defence and Peace Economics, 27(1), 64-86. en_US
dc.author.email AFakih@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10242694.2015.1055936 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8562-3308 en_US

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