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Long-term Outcomes of Vocational Rehabilitation Programs: Labor Market Transitions and Job Durations for Immigrants

  • Ekhaugen, Tyra

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    (Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research)

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    This paper employs a flexible dependent hazard rate model to examine the transition to work, job durations and subsequent transitions into and out of the welfare system for all the individuals who participated on a vocational rehabilitation program in Norway during 1995-2002. The effect of being a non-western immigrant on the probability of finding, keeping, and re-finding a job is shown to differ substantially across genders, being particularly favorable for women relatively recently arrived from Africa, Asia or Eastern Europe. I find substantial non-western immigrant business cycle sensitivity regarding the transition(s) to employment but not to unemployment.

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    Paper provided by Oslo University, Department of Economics in its series Memorandum with number 10/2007.

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    Length: 54 pages
    Date of creation: 15 Jun 2007
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    Handle: RePEc:hhs:osloec:2007_010
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