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Do Introduction Programs Affect the Probability of Immigrants getting Work?


  • Svantesson, Elisabeth

    () (Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics)

  • Aranki, Ted N.

    (Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics)


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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  • Svantesson, Elisabeth & Aranki, Ted N., 2006. "Do Introduction Programs Affect the Probability of Immigrants getting Work?," Working Papers 2006:3, Örebro University, School of Business.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:oruesi:2006_003

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    1. Andersson Joona, Pernilla & Lanninger, Alma W. & Sundström, Marianne, 2015. "Improving the Integration of Refugees: An Early Evaluation of a Swedish Reform," IZA Discussion Papers 9496, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    2. Bonin, Holger & Rinne, Ulf, 2017. "Machbarkeitsstudie zur Durchführung einer Evaluation der arbeitsmarktpolitischen Integrationsmaßnahmen für Flüchtlinge," IZA Research Reports 76, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    3. Nekby, Lena, 2008. "Active labor market programs for the integration of youths and immigrants into the labor market: the Nordic experience," Macroeconomía del Desarrollo 73, Naciones Unidas Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL).
    4. Ulf Rinne, 2013. "The evaluation of immigration policies," Chapters,in: International Handbook on the Economics of Migration, chapter 28, pages 530-552 Edward Elgar Publishing.

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    Immigrants; labor market; introduction programs;

    JEL classification:

    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination

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