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Title:Temporary help service firms' use of employer tax credits: Implications for disadvantaged workers' labor market outcomes PDF Logo
Authors:Hamersma, Sarah
Heinrich, Carolyn
Issue Date:2007
Series/Report no.:Upjohn Institute Working Paper 07-135
Abstract:Temporary help services (THS) firms are increasing their hiring of disadvantaged individuals and claiming more subsidies for doing so. Do these subsidies-the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) and Welfare-to-Work Tax Credit (WtW)-create incentives that improve employment outcomes for THS workers? We examine the distinct effects of THS employment and WOTC/WtW subsidies using administrative and survey data. Results indicate that WOTC/WtW-certified THS workers have higher earnings than WOTC-eligible but uncertified THS workers. However, these workers have shorter job tenure and lower earnings than WOTC/WtW-certified workers in non-THS industries. Panel estimates suggest that these effects do not persist over time.
JEL:H2
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Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Upjohn Institute Working Papers, W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

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