Public or private job matching for immigrant workers - an outline of a Swedish social experiment

Author: Kenneth Carling , And Helge Bennmarker, And Anders Forslund, And

Summary of Working paper 2001:10

Evaluations of labour market programs and other related measures typically make use of observational data. This paper presents an outline for producing experimental data in the interest of testing a proposed measure targeted to unemployed immigrant workers. The idea is to offer them placement services provided by a private recruitment company as well as by public employment offices. The assignment of unemployed immigrants to the two providers will be random and the operating conditions kept as similar as possible.