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Long-term effects of forced migration

Jäntti, Markus and Sarvimäki, Matti and Uusitalo, Roope (2009) Long-term effects of forced migration. SERC Discussion Papers, SERCDP0015. Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC), London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London, UK.

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Abstract

We study the long-term effects of human displacement using individual level panel data on forced migrants and comparable non-migrants. After World War II, Finland ceded a tenth of its territory to the Soviet Union and resettled the entire population living in these areas in the remaining parts of the country. We find that displacement increased the long-term income of men, but had no effect on that of women. We attribute a large part of the effect to faster transition from traditional (rural) to modern (urban) occupations among the displaced.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www.spatialeconomics.ac.uk/SERC/publication...
Additional Information: © 2009 Markus Jäntti, Matti Sarvimäki and Roope Uusitalo
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Sets: Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Collections > Economists Online
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2011 10:49
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2011 11:07
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/33616

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