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


  • Policy Research Working Paper Series


  • How can regularization programs improve forced migrants’ resilience to shocks This paperleverages panel data collected during the COVID-19 pandemic to assess whether Venezuelan forced migrants who wereeligible for a regularization program in Colombia were more resilient and less affected by the pandemic than similar butnon-eligible forced migrants. The results indicate that access to the program promoted better health access foreligible migrants, facilitating adherence to prevention guidelines and increasing detection rates. Additionally,eligible migrants had better housing and labor conditions, relative to non-eligible migrants.

fecha de publicación

  • 2023

Líneas de investigación

  • Amnesties
  • COVID19
  • Latin America
  • Refugees


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