Is Temporary Agency Employment a Stepping Stone for Immigrants?

10 Pages Posted: 17 Mar 2012

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Elke J. Jahn

Institute for Employment Research (IAB); University of Bayreuth; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Michael Rosholm

Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics; Amternes og Kommunernes Forskningsinstitut (AKF)

Abstract

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.

Keywords: immigrants, temporary agency employment, stepping stone

JEL Classification: J61, J64, J68

Suggested Citation

Jahn, Elke J. and Rosholm, Michael, Is Temporary Agency Employment a Stepping Stone for Immigrants?. IZA Discussion Paper No. 6405, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2025321

Elke J. Jahn (Contact Author)

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Michael Rosholm

Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business Economics ( email )

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