Integrating young male refugees: initial evidence from an inclusive soccer project

Martin Lange, Friedhelm Pfeiffer, Gerard J. van den Berg

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Abstract

This study analyses data collected among a group of young male refugees who participated in a randomised experi-ment. Refugees were randomly assigned to a soccer project aimed at facilitating social and labour market integration or to a control group. We evaluate the randomisation process, discuss the design and implementation of the survey and summarize the main findings of the survey by 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 programme.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6
Pages (from-to)1-10
JournalJOURNAL FOR LABOUR MARKET RESEARCH
Volume51
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

Funding

The data have been collected by the authors during a research project which is a part of “Real-World Laboratory: Asylum Seekers in the Rhine-Neckar-Region“, supported by the State Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg and the Humboldt Foundation. We thank the Ministry and Humboldt Foundation for their generous support. We thank Anpfiff ins Leben e.V. for their excellent collaboration, Monika Gonser, Katrin Sommerfeld, an anonymous referee and the editor for very useful comments, and Michael Kolb for his invaluable research assistance. The views expressed in this study are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Ministry. All opinions are our own. The data have been collected by the authors during a research project which is a part of ?Real-World Laboratory: Asylum Seekers in the Rhine-Neckar-Region?, supported by the State Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-W?rttemberg and the Humboldt Foundation. We thank the Ministry and Humboldt Foundation for their generous support. We thank Anpfiff ins Leben e.V. for their excellent collaboration, Monika Gonser, Katrin Sommerfeld, an anonymous referee and the editor for very useful comments, and Michael Kolb for his invaluable research assistance. The views expressed in this study are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Minis-try. All opinions are our own.

FundersFunder number
Anpfiff ins Leben
Ministry and Humboldt Foundation
State Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts
State Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg
Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung

    Keywords

    • Refugees
    • Randomised experiment
    • Labour market integration

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