The migration of fear : an analysis of migration choices of Syrian refugees

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dc.contributor.author Balcilar, Mehmet
dc.contributor.author Nugent, Jeffrey B.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-01T08:47:06Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08
dc.description.abstract The current literature on forced migration offers only limited knowledge of how each of the different consequences of war, such as damage to property and casualties to family members, and the services provided to the refugees in the host country, affect the difficult choices that refugees subsequently must make as to when and where to migrate from their location as refugees. This paper contributes to that literature by studying the effects of armed violence in Syria on the intentions of Syrian refugees in Turkey to return to Syria, stay in Turkey or move on to Europe and elsewhere. The study is based on three waves of a survey of Syrian refugees in Turkey. Special attention is given to the impacts of war (loss of home, property damage and casualties) and the duration of stay and quality of services received as refugees in Turkey, as well the individual characteristics of the refugees (e.g., gender, age, education, and income). The results show that (1) the longer and greater the level of violence in the country of origin, and the longer the time spent outside of Syria, the lower the likelihood that the refugee will want to return to Syria; (2) the longer the time the refugee has spent in Turkey, the higher is the probability of permanent settlement in another European country; and (3) the more and higher quality of services provided to the refugees, the more likely they are to remain in Turkey. The results offer insights into the design of international policy for dealing with the violence and the handling of refugees. en_ZA
dc.description.department Economics en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2021-08-01
dc.description.librarian hj2018 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.elsevier.com/locate/qref en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Balcilar, M., & Nugent, J.B. The migration of fear: An analysis of migration choices of Syrian refugees. The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance (2019) 73: 95-110, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.qref.2018.09.007. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1062-9769
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.qref.2018.09.007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/67119
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Elsevier en_ZA
dc.rights © 2018 Published by Elsevier Inc. on behalf of Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. Notice : this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. A definitive version was subsequently published in Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, vol. 73, pp. 95-110, 2019. doi : 10.1016/j.qref.2018.09.007. en_ZA
dc.subject Civil war en_ZA
dc.subject Employment en_ZA
dc.subject Forced migration en_ZA
dc.subject Immigration en_ZA
dc.subject Labor market en_ZA
dc.subject Logit en_ZA
dc.subject Model en_ZA
dc.subject Refugees en_ZA
dc.subject Syria en_ZA
dc.subject Turkey en_ZA
dc.title The migration of fear : an analysis of migration choices of Syrian refugees en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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