Not in my backyard? Welfare gains and social challenges: the impact of refugees on the host population in Uganda

Jana Kuhnt, Jana Lenze & Ramona Rischke
This study exploits a natural experiment of three sudden Congolese refugee inflows to causally investigate the impact of an increased exposure to refugee presence on the Ugandan host population. We focus on the effects on female employment, household welfare and social cohesion among the host population. Using a repeated cross-section (pre- and post-treatment) of Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data covering the years 2001 to 2011, we find that a higher exposure to our treatment...
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