Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/32783
Authors: 
Thomsen, Stephan L.
Walter, Thomas
Year of Publication: 
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

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