Integrating Young Male Refugees: Initial Evidence from an Inclusive Soccer Project

25 Pages Posted: 23 Mar 2017

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Martin Lange

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Friedhelm Pfeiffer

Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW); University of Mannheim - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Gerard J. van den Berg

VU University Amsterdam - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); IZA Institute of Labor Economics; Tinbergen Institute

Date Written: March 2017

Abstract

The study analyses data collected among a group of young male refugees who participated in a randomized experiment. Refugees were randomly assigned to a soccer project, which aimed at facilitating labour market integration, or to a control group. We evaluate the randomization process, we discuss the survey design and implementation, and we summarize the main findings of the survey, focusing on labour market activity, pre-migration characteristics, and the monetary costs of the escape. In addition, we provide a preliminary outlook on the effectiveness of the course.

Keywords: refugees, randomized experiment, labour market integration

JEL Classification: C93, F22, J15, J24

Suggested Citation

Lange, Martin and Pfeiffer, Friedhelm and van den Berg, Gerard J., Integrating Young Male Refugees: Initial Evidence from an Inclusive Soccer Project (March 2017). ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 17-016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2938988 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2938988

Martin Lange (Contact Author)

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Gerard J. Van den Berg

VU University Amsterdam - Department of Economics ( email )

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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Tinbergen Institute

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Rotterdam, 3062 PA
Netherlands

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