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Do Introduction Programs Affect the Probability of Immigrants getting Work?

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  • Svantesson, Elisabeth

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    (Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics)

  • Aranki, Ted N.

    (Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics)

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    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 a job.

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    Paper provided by Örebro University, School of Business in its series Working Papers with number 2006:3.

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    Length: 25 pages
    Date of creation: 16 Aug 2006
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    Handle: RePEc:hhs:oruesi:2006_003

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    Keywords: Immigrants; labor market; introduction programs;

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