What are the labour market effects of a massive influx of people on members of the host community? This column examines the experience of Jordan resulting from the conflict in neighbouring Syria. Evidence shows that Jordanians living in areas with high concentrations of Syrian refugees had no worse labour market outcomes than Jordanians with less exposure to the influx.
Belal FallahAssistant Professor of Economics, Palestine Polytechnic University
Belal Fallah is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics and Financial Sciences, Palestine Polytechnic University. He received his PhD in Regional Economics in 2008 from University of Saskatchewan, Canada. His research interests and expertise covers regional and development economics, labor economics, and conflict economics. His current research focuses on Palestine, covering areas related to examining how conflict shapes linkages between labor market shocks and education attainment as well as how labor demand shocks affects women’s decisions to join the labor market.