Working Papers, School of Business, Örebro University
Do Introduction Programs Affect the Probability of Immigrants getting Work?
() and Ted N. Aranki
Abstract: Many immigrants who come to Sweden are offered an
introduction program. This is supposed to allow the individual to develop
the skills he or she needs to be able to enter the Swedish labor market.
With a unique Swedish dataset, containing information on introduction
activities, we investigate the impact of different introduction activities
on the immigrants’ employment probability, in a short-run perspective. Our
basic findings are that some activities, such as labor market practice,
have a positive effect, while other activities do not seem to have any
impact or even negative effect on the individuals’ probabilities of getting
Keywords: Immigrants; labor market; introduction programs; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: F22; J15; (follow links to similar papers)
25 pages, August 16, 2006
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