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Temporary Extra Jobs for Immigrants: Merging Lane to Employment or Dead‐End Road in Welfare?

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  • Stephan L. Thomsen
  • Thomas Walter

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Temporary Extra Jobs provide subsidized employment for welfare recipients and are the most frequently used welfare-to‐work program in Germany. We evaluate the effects of participation in this program on the employment chances of immigrant welfare recipients and contrast the findings with program effects for natives. Our results reveal that Temporary Extra Jobs fail to achieve their objective. The estimated effects are more adverse for natives, but the program is ineffective for participating immigrants either. Therefore, the program is a dead‐end road rather than a merging lane to regular employment both for natives and for immigrants.

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  • Stephan L. Thomsen & Thomas Walter, 2010. "Temporary Extra Jobs for Immigrants: Merging Lane to Employment or Dead‐End Road in Welfare?," LABOUR, CEIS, vol. 24(s1), pages 114-140, December.
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    1. Dengler, Katharina, 2013. "Effectiveness of sequences of One-Euro-Jobs* is it better to do more One-Euro-Jobs or to wait?," IAB Discussion Paper 201316, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].
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    JEL classification:

    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers

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