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Public or private job matching for immigrant workers – an outline of a Swedish social experiment


  • Carling, Kenneth

    (IFAU - Office of Labour Market Policy Evaluation)

  • Bennmarker, Helge

    () (IFAU - Office of Labour Market Policy Evaluation)

  • Forslund, Anders

    (IFAU - Office of Labour Market Policy Evaluation)


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.

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  • Carling, Kenneth & Bennmarker, Helge & Forslund, Anders, 2001. "Public or private job matching for immigrant workers – an outline of a Swedish social experiment," Working Paper Series 2001:10, IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:ifauwp:2001_010

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    1. Carling, Kenneth & Edin, Per-Anders & Harkman, Anders & Holmlund, Bertil, 1996. "Unemployment duration, unemployment benefits, and labor market programs in Sweden," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 59(3), pages 313-334, March.
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    Unemployed immigrants; job matching; experiment;

    JEL classification:

    • J29 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Other
    • J70 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - General


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