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Title:Temporary extra jobs for immigrants: Merging lane to employment or dead-end road in welfare? PDF Logo
Authors:Thomsen, Stephan L.
Walter, Thomas
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:ZEW Discussion Papers 10-027
Abstract:We evaluate the effects of the most frequently used German welfare-to-work program on the employment chances of immigrant welfare recipients. In particular, we investigate whether program effects differ between immigrants and natives and what might cause these potential differences. Our results reveal that the program fails to achieve its objectives. The effects are more adverse for natives, but the program does not help otherwise identical immigrants to leave the welfare system either. Therefore, the program is a dead-end road rather than a merging lane to regular employment both for natives and for immigrants.
Subjects:Immigrants
employment programs
evaluation
decomposition of effects
Germany
JEL:I38
C14
J61
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Publikationen von Forscherinnen und Forschern des ZEW
ZEW Discussion Papers

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