Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/35340
Authors: 
Clausen, Jens R.
Heinesen, Eskil
Hummelgaard, Hans
Husted, Leif
Rosholm, Michael
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
IZA discussion papers 3849
Abstract: 
We analyse the effect of active labour-market programmes on the hazard rate into regular employment for newly arrived immigrants using the timing-of-events duration model. We take account of language course participation and progression in destination country language skills. We use rich administrative data from Denmark. We find substantial lock-in effects of participation in active labour-market programmes. Post programme effects on the hazard rate to regular employment are significantly positive for wage subsidy programmes, but not for other types of programmes. For language course participants, improvement in language proficiency has significant and substantial positive effects on the hazard rate to employment.
Subjects: 
Programme evaluation
duration analysis
language skills
JEL: 
J64
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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