March 2012

IZA DP No. 6405: Is Temporary Agency Employment a Stepping Stone for Immigrants?

published in: Economics Letters, 2013, 118 (1), 225-228

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.