Date of Award

Fall 1-3-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Partha Deb

Second Advisor

Kenneth McLaughlin

Academic Program Adviser

Randy Filer


This paper analyzes the effects of the 2014-17 migration crisis on the Sicilian labor market. I find that low-skilled Italian men experienced declines in employment and workforce participation, and both low-skilled Italian men and women experienced increases in duration of non-employment. The effects on salaries were modest and largely insignificant.



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