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The consequences of forced migration for host communities in Africa

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This paper reviews the evidence on the consequences of hosting forced migrants (i.e. refugees or internally displaced persons) in Africa. Overall, the presence of forced migrants is positive for local economies, but there are multiple consequences of hosting displaced populations and some could be negative (e.g. environmental damage, competition for resources, labour market displacement). The implications of hosting forced migrants are also likely to be different across sectors of the host po...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.3917/edd.313.0135

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
SAME
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
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Publisher:
De Boeck Universite Publisher's website
Journal:
Revue d'Economie du Developpement Journal website
Volume:
25
Issue:
3-4
Pages:
135-154
Host title:
Revue d'Economie du Developpement
Publication date:
2018-06-26
Acceptance date:
2017-06-01
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EISSN:
1782-1517
ISSN:
1245-4060
Source identifiers:
865152
ISBN:
9782807391000
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uuid:0d0331d2-a1a3-4693-8075-388817f8e142
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pubs:865152
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2018-10-02

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