Class Year


Document Type

Student Research Paper

Date of Creation

Spring 2016

Department 1

Center for Global Education


Advocates and opponents of European refugee policy have disagreed often over the economic impact of new asylum seekers. This paper analyzes characteristic qualities of the European labor market and how they relate to the recent changes in migration from the Middle East and Africa. Within is analysis of the impacts to gross domestic product, unemployment, and the welfare state that the arrival of additional persons to the low-wage market will bring. The paper also argues that a plan to distribute asylum seekers across the European Union is an equitable solution to the issue.


Written during off-campus studies with the Global Economics Program, DIS Copenhagen.

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