Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq and the socio-economic environment they faced at home: a comparison of European countries


Year: 2015 HiCN Working Paper No. 201

The contribution looks at the gap in labour market and school outcomes between first and second generation migrants and non-migrants in European countries. It correlates these socio-economic data with the number of foreign fighters per million inhabitants. Far from offering a full, causal and micro- level model to understand the story completely, the contribution finds a clear and robust pattern across Europe.

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