20/04/2016: Migration seminar “Labour Market Impacts of Forced Migration” by Isabel Ruiz (Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford)

Labour Market Impacts of Forced Migration

by Dr. Isabel Ruiz (Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford) 

MGSoG/UNU-MERIT Migration Seminar in collaboration with Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development (MACIMIDE)

Abstract: This Labour Market Impacts of Forced Migration project explores the economic consequences of forced displacement for those who are displaced, their hosts and those who return home after the end of conflict. The project focuses on the case of Tanzania as the host country and Burundi as the main source country of refugees. The project relies on quantitative analysis of secondary data from Tanzania (i.e. the Kagera Health and Development Survey) and new data from Burundi. This presentation will give an update on the project but will focus on the case of Burundi. For Burundi, we explore differences in economic outcomes between return migrant households and non-migrant households. We also look at those who never left but were displaced and subject to a policies called re-groupment camps…

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