Least Protected, Most Affected: Impacts of Migration Regularization Programs on Pandemic Resilience

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  • AEA Papers and Proceedings


  • How can regularization programs improve forced migrants' resilience to shocks? We leverage panel data collected during the COVID-19 pandemic to assess whether Venezuelan forced migrants who were eligible for a regularization program in Colombia were more resilient and less affected by the pandemic than similar but noneligible forced migrants. Results indicate that access to the program promoted better health access for eligible migrants, facilitating adherence to prevention guidelines and increasing detection rates. Additionally, eligible migrants had better housing and labor conditions, relative to noneligible migrants.

fecha de publicación

  • 2023


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