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Maximising employment opportunities for refugees
by Alex Teytelboym
About this EXP
Alex Teytelboym, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford, discusses how we can optimise the resettlement of refugees.
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Key point 1
The community in which a refugee is resettled has a dramatic effect on their well-being and success moving forward.
Key point 2
Employment optimisation systems and resettlement schemes should consider a refugee’s preferences. They should not only optimise employment but how well an individual matches a given community.
Key point 3
Economists and market designers can offer interventions to improve resettlement schemes, but they must be aware of political pressures and similar constraints.
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