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Assigning Refugees to Landlords in Sweden : Stable Maximum Matchings

Andersson, Tommy LU and Ehlers, Lars LU (2016) In Working Papers 2016(18).
Abstract
In Sweden, asylum seekers are either deported or granted a residence permit. Refugee families with a residence permit are assigned to the different local municipalities. Since almost all accommodation options are exhausted in Sweden, households in some municipalities are asked to state their willingness to accommodate refugee families. In line with the European NGO “Refugees Welcome”, a refugee family and a landlord (household) are mutually acceptable if they have a language in common and if the number of offered beds of the household exceeds the number of beds needed by the refugee family. This paper proposes an algorithm that finds a maximum matching (filling the maximal number of beds) which in addition is stable.
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refugees , landlords, stability, maximum matchings, market design, C71, C78, D71, D78
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Working Papers
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2016
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18
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31 pages
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Department of Economics, Lund Universtiy
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English
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70e519da-0e43-4743-bfd2-6117038609b5
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  abstract     = {In Sweden, asylum seekers are either deported or granted a residence permit. Refugee families with a residence permit are assigned to the different local municipalities. Since almost all accommodation options are exhausted in Sweden, households in some municipalities are asked to state their willingness to accommodate refugee families. In line with the European NGO “Refugees Welcome”, a refugee family and a landlord (household) are mutually acceptable if they have a language in common and if the number of offered beds of the household exceeds the number of beds needed by the refugee family. This paper proposes an algorithm that finds a maximum matching (filling the maximal number of beds) which in addition is stable.},
  author       = {Andersson, Tommy and Ehlers, Lars},
  keyword      = {refugees ,landlords,stability,maximum matchings,market design,C71,C78,D71,D78},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {12},
  note         = {Working Paper},
  number       = {18},
  pages        = {31},
  publisher    = {Department of Economics, Lund Universtiy},
  series       = {Working Papers },
  title        = {Assigning Refugees to Landlords in Sweden : Stable Maximum Matchings},
  volume       = {2016},
  year         = {2016},
}