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Title:The evaluation of immigration policies PDF Logo
Authors:Rinne, Ulf
Issue Date:2012
Series/Report no.:Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6369
Abstract:This chapter summarizes the literature on the evaluation of immigration policies. It brings together two strands of the literature dealing with the evaluation of labor market programs and with the economic integration of immigrants. Next to immigrant selection and settlement policies, there are four types of interventions that aim at improving the economic and social outcomes of immigrants: a) introduction programs, b) language training, c) labor market programs, and d) anti-discrimination policies. The chapter discusses problems associated with the evaluation of such programs, presents methodological approaches to circumvent these problems, and surveys empirical results and findings. It concludes with lessons from previous research and identifies avenues for future research.
Subjects:migration
program evaluation
immigrant selection
settlement policy
introduction programs
discrimination
language training
active labor market policy
integration
JEL:J15
J24
J61
J62
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-201206146426
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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