Intensive Coaching of New Immigrants: An Evaluation Based on Random Program Assignment
Pernilla Andersson Joona
Stockholm University - Department of Economics; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 114, Issue 2, pp. 575-600, 2012
The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether intensive counseling and coaching by Public Employment Service (PES) caseworkers improves the employment opportunities of new immigrants in Sweden. This is tested within the framework of introduction programs for new immigrants. A trial introduction program was implemented from October 2006 to June 2008. Within participating municipalities, new immigrants were randomly assigned into treatment (intensive coaching) or control (regular introduction programs). The results indicate that there are significant treatment effects on employment probabilities as well as on participation in intermediate PES training programs.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 26
Keywords: Experiments, integration, introduction programs, labor‐market policy evaluation
JEL Classification: C41, J15, J61, J64, J68Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: May 16, 2012
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