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Is Temporary Agency Employment a Stepping Stone for Immigrants?

  • Jahn, Elke J.

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    (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg)

  • Rosholm, Michael

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    (Aarhus University)

We investigate whether agency employment is a bridge into regular employment for immigrants to Denmark using the timing-of-events approach. We provide evidence of large positive in-treatment effects, particularly for non-western immigrants and immigrants arriving during childhood. Post-treatment effects are fairly high for male non-western immigrants and immigrants from Eastern Europe.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 6405.

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Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2012
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Publication status: published in: Economics Letters, 2013, 118 (1), 225-228
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp6405
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  1. Zijl, Marloes & van den Berg, Gerard J & Heyma, Arjan, 2004. "Stepping-stones for the unemployed: The effect of temporary jobs on the duration until regular work," Working Paper Series 2004:19, IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy.
  2. Jahn, Elke J. & Rosholm, Michael, 2010. "Looking Beyond the Bridge: How Temporary Agency Employment Affects Labor Market Outcomes," IZA Discussion Papers 4973, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  3. Jaap H. Abbring & Gerard J. van den Berg, 2003. "The Nonparametric Identification of Treatment Effects in Duration Models," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 71(5), pages 1491-1517, 09.
  4. David H. Autor, 2009. "Studies of Labor Market Intermediation," NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, number auto07-1, October.
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