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No 2001:10:
Public or private job matching for immigrant workers – an outline of a Swedish social experiment

Kenneth Carling, Helge Bennmarker () and Anders Forslund

Abstract: Evaluations of labour market programs and other related measures typically make use of observational data. This paper presents an outline for producing experimental data in the interest of testing a proposed measure targeted to un-employed immigrant workers. The idea is to offer them placement services provided by a private recruitment company as well as by public employment offices. The assignment of unemployed immigrants to the two providers will be random and the operating conditions kept as similar as possible.

Keywords: Unemployed immigrants; job matching; experiment; (follow links to similar papers)

JEL-Codes: J29; J70; (follow links to similar papers)

15 pages, August 21, 2001

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