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Long-term effects of forced migration

By Markus Jäntti, Matti Sarvimäki and Roope Uusitalo


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

Topics: HC Economic History and Conditions, JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Publisher: Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC), London School of Economics and Political Sciences
Year: 2009
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Provided by: LSE Research Online

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