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Title:Short-term training programs for immigrants: do effects differ from natives and why? PDF Logo
Authors:Aldashev, Alisher
Thomsen, Stephan L.
Walter, Thomas
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:ZEW Discussion Papers 10-021
Abstract:We evaluate the effects of different short-term training programs on the employment chances of immigrant and native welfare recipients in Germany. In particular, we investigate whether program effects differ between both groups and what might cause these potential differences. In a first step, we evaluate program effects separately for immigrants and natives using propensity score matching estimators. To explain potential differences in effects between the groups, we suggest and apply a decomposition method based on the matching procedure that allows identification of differences due to observable characteristics and differences related to an immigrant fixed effect in a second step.
Subjects:Immigrants
short-term training programs
evaluation
decomposition
matching
Germany
JEL:I38
C14
J61
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ZEW Discussion Papers
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