20 September 2017

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects


"Trump Administration Rejects Study Showing Positive Impact of Refugees," New York Times, 18 Sept. 2017 [text]
*- "Trump administration officials, under pressure from the White House to provide a rationale for reducing the number of refugees allowed into the United States next year, rejected a study by the Department of Health and Human Services that found that refugees brought in $63 billion more in government revenues over the past decade than they cost." Here is the 3-page HHS report that was sent to the State Dept. instead. See also related comments from Human Rights First and the Migration Policy Institute and a Washington Post fact checker.


Refugees at Work from the Middle East to Latin America: How Refugee Work Rights Can Rebuild Lives and Contribute to Host Economies, New York, 20 September 2017 [info]
- Watch this event today via Asylum Access' Facebook page!


The Causal Effect of Place: Evidence from Japanese-American Internment (Harvard & UCLA, May 2016) [text]
- The study concludes in part the following: "Together, this new causal evidence on location effects has broad implications for urban economics, as well as potential policy implications for policymakers struggling to resettle and integrate large refugee or immigrant populations."  See also related Harvard Gazette story posted 4 Aug. 2017.

*How ‘Dreamers’ and Green Card Lottery Winners Strengthen the US Economy (The Conversation, Sept. 2017) [text]

How to Help Refugees Get into Work Fast (Refugees Deeply, Sept. 2017) [text]

Labor Market Integration of Refugees to the United States: Do Entrepreneurs in the Network Help? (U.S. State Dept., Aug. 2017) [text]

Markets in Crises: The Implications for Humanitarian Action (ODI, Aug. 2017) [text]

New Regulations for Syrian Refugee Access to Non-employer-specific Work Permits in Jordan’s Construction Sector - Factsheet (ILO, Aug. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Not Working: Experiences of Refugees and Migrants with Jobactive (Refugee Council of Australia, Aug. 2017) [text]

Syrian Women Refugees in Jordan: Opportunity in the Gig Economy? (ODI, Sept. 2017) [text]
- See also related IRC press release and ODI comment.


Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects (25 Aug. 2017)

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