Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/185490
Authors: 
Battisti, Michele
Giesing, Yvonne
Laurentsyeva, Nadzeya
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 7292
Abstract: 
We conducted a field experiment to evaluate the impact of job-search assistance on the employment of recently arrived refugees in Germany. The treatment group received job-matching support: an NGO identified suitable vacancies and sent the refugees' CVs to employers. Results of follow-up phone surveys show a positive and significant treatment effect of 13 percentage points on employment after twelve months. These effects are concentrated among low-educated refugees and those facing uncertainty about their residence status. These individuals might not search effectively, lack access to alternative support programmes, and may be disregarded by employers due to perceived higher hiring costs.
Subjects: 
refugees
labour market integration
job search assistance
field experiment
JEL: 
E24
F22
J61
J68
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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