Labor Market Effects of a Work-first Policy for Refugees

  title={Labor Market Effects of a Work-first Policy for Refugees},
  author={J. N. Arendt},
  journal={Journal of Population Economics},
  • J. N. Arendt
  • Published 2020
  • Economics
  • Journal of Population Economics
  • This study estimates the labor market effects of a work-first policy that aimed at speeding up the labor market integration of refugees. The policy added new requirements for refugees to actively search for jobs and to participate in on-the-job training immediately upon arrival in the host country. The requirements were added to an existing policy that emphasizes human capital investments in language training. The results show that the work-first policy speeded up the entry into regular jobs… CONTINUE READING


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