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Refugee economies : forced displacement and development

Author: Alexander Betts; Josiah David Kaplan; Louise Bloom; Naohiko Omata
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Refugees have rarely been studied by economists. Despite some pioneering research on the economic lives of refugees, there remains a lack of theory and empirical data through which to understand, and build upon, refugees' own engagement with markets. Yet, understanding these economic systems may hold the key to rethinking our entire approach to refugee assistance. If we can improve our knowledge of the resource  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Betts; Josiah David Kaplan; Louise Bloom; Naohiko Omata
ISBN: 9780198795681 0198795688
OCLC Number: 1099680934
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-235) and index.
Description: ix, 245 p.
Contents: 1: Introduction2: The History of Refugees and Development3: Refugee Economies4: Research Methodology5: Urban Areas6: Protracted Refugee Camps7: Emergency Refugee Camps8: The Role of Innovation9: The Role of Business10: ConclusionAppendix

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