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Dr. Lisa Kaida, PhD Candidate Max Stick, and Feng Hou of Statistics Canada.

The long-term economic outcomes of refugee private sponsorship

A recent study by Dr. Lisa Kaida, Feng Hou of Statistics Canada, and PhD Candidate Max Stick has been published by Statistics Canada.

Jan 14, 2020

Dr. Kaida’s most recent research, funded by a SSHRC Insight Grant, is published as part of Statistics Canada’s Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series (Catalogue number 11F0019M). Kaida, Feng Hou (Statistics Canada), and Max Stick (PhD Candidate, McMaster) use the Longitudinal Immigration Database (IMDB) to examine the economic outcomes of privately sponsored refugees in comparison to those of government-assisted refugees and how these outcomes vary by the refugees’ initial levels of human capital.

From the Report: “Private sponsorship has been regarded as a promising policy option for other major Western countries in their commitments to refugee resettlement. However, empirical evidence regarding the economic outcomes of refugee private sponsorship is notably limited. To fill this gap, this paper examined the long-term economic outcomes of privately sponsored refugees (PSRs) with various human capital levels in Canada.”

View the report here.