To Stay or Move?: A Decision Faced by Placed Asylum Holders
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
This study examines which attributes of municipalities and personal characteristics that influence the decision to stay in or move from the initial municipality of residence, faced by placed asylum holders. The study is based on a data set received from the Swedish Migration Agency containing information about asylum holders that were placed in Swedish municipalities during 2012. The examined period is 2012-2016 after which the outcome whether an individual have stayed or moved from the allocated municipality is measured. To fulfill the purpose and test the relationship between individual and regional factors and the outcome whether the individuals have stayed or not, a binary logistic regression model is used. The result confirms that municipal population size is related to the outcome and that the probability of staying in a municipality increases with population size. It is also found that age and country of origin, significantly relates to the outcome. The probability of staying increases with age and varies quite substantially with country of origin. On the contrary, the examined subgroup does not appear to be influenced by labour market prospects, generosity of municipalities or the overall foreign population size when determining whether to stay in or move from their initial municipality of reception.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 35 p.
Dispersal policies of settlements, Relocation decisions, Internal migration, Attributes of municipalities, Asylum holders, Immigrants
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-31651ISRN: JU-IHH-NAA-2-20160069OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-31651DiVA: diva2:957696
Subject / course
Bjerke, Lina, PhD in Economics
Backman, Mikaela, PhD in EconomicsStephan, Andreas