The study analyses data collected among a group of young male refugees who participated in a randomized experiment. Refugees were randomly assigned to a soccer project, which aimed at facilitating labour market integration, or to a control group. We evaluate the randomization process, we discuss the survey design and implementation, and we summarize the main findings of the survey, focusing on labour market activity, pre-migration characteristics, and the monetary costs of the escape. In addition, we provide a preliminary outlook on the effectiveness of the course.
Lange, Martin, Friedhelm Pfeiffer and Gerard J. van den Berg (2017), Integrating Young Male Refugees: Initial Evidence from an Inclusive Soccer Project, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 17-016, Mannheim. Download