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TIPping the Scales towards Greater Employment Chances? Evaluation of a Trial Introduction Program (TIP) for Newly-Arrived Immigrants based on Random Program Assignment
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2009 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

A Trial Introduction Program (TIP) for newly-arrived immigrants to Sweden was set up in October 2006 in order to meet the main criticisms directed at existing introduction programs. Two primary innovations were introduced, flexible language instruction parallelwith other labor market activities at the Public Employment Service (PES) and intensive counselling and coaching by PES caseworkerswith considerably reduced caseloads. Within participating municipalities, newly-arrived immigrants were randomly assigned into TIP or the control group, i.e., regular introduction programs. Results indicate small but significant treatment effects on the probability of attaining regular employment and subsidized employment. In addition,TIP participants were considerably more likely to enter intermediate PES training programs. Hazard rates into PES training programs were also significantly higher for participants in TIP in comparison to participants in regular introduction programs.

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2009. , 27 p.
SULCIS reports and working papers, ISSN 1654-1189 ; 2009:4
Keyword [en]
Labor Market Policy Evaluation, Integration, Introduction Programs, Experiment
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-118242OAI: diva2:821466
Available from: 2015-06-15 Created: 2015-06-15 Last updated: 2015-06-16Bibliographically approved

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