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The Effect of Integration Policies on the Time until Regular Employment of Newly Arrived Immigrants: Evidence from Denmark

We analyse the effect of active labour-market programmes on the hazard rate into regular employment for newly arrived immigrants using the timing-of-events duration model. We take account of language course participation and progression in destination country language skills.
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Forfattere: Jens Clausen, Eskil Heinesen, Hans Hummelgaard, Leif Husted og Michael Rosholm
Udgivet: November 2008

The Effect of Integration Policies on the Time until Regular Employment of Newly Arrived Immigrants: Evidence from Denmark

We use rich administrative data from Denmark. We find substantial lock-in effects of participation in active labour-market programmes. Post programme effects on the hazard rate to regular employment are significantly positive for wage subsidy programmes, but not for other types of programmes. For language course participants, improvement in language proficiency has significant and substantial positive effects on the hazard rate to employment.

Type: Arbejdspapir, IZA Discussion Paper, nr. 3849
Vidensområde: Arbejdsmarked og uddannelse