The Effect of Recent Refugee Influxes on Different Regions in Germany | Muhannad Ramlawi

Germany has witnessed several large-scale refugee influxes from parts of the Middle East and Africa over the past decade. This paper studies the ways in which these recent refugee influxes have affected social and labor market indicators in the different regions of Germany. Using a fixed effects model as the core methodological framework, the paper finds that refugees lower unemployment and have no significant impact on safety standards in Germany’s different regions. The paper also deduces that refugees do not significantly affect the agricultural labor market, but have a positive, significant, and almost equal effect on employment in the manufacturing sector and employment in the industrial sector.

Read the article here.