October 7, 2019. Evidence from Switzerland: Asylum seekers are more likely to work with more inclusive labor market access regulations. GLO Discussion Paper of the Month: September & all GLO Discussion Papers from this month.

The GLO Discussion Paper of the Month of September finds that inclusive labor market access regulations substantially increase the employment chances of asylum seekers, in particular if the language distance is short.

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GLO Discussion Paper of the Month: September

GLO Discussion Paper No. 396 , 2019

Are asylum seekers more likely to work with more inclusive labor market access regulations? 
by Slotwinski, Michaela & Stutzer, Alois & Uhlig, Roman 

GLO Fellows  Slotwinski, Michaela & Stutzer, Alois

Author Abstract: In the face of recent refugee migration, early integration of asylum seekers into the labor market has been proposed as an important mechanism for easing their economic and social lot in the short as well as in the long term. However, little is known about the policies that foster or hamper their participation in the labor market, in particular during the important initial period of their stay in the host country. In order to evaluate whether inclusive labor market policies increase the labor market participation of asylum seekers, we exploit the variation in asylum policies in Swiss cantons to which asylum seekers are as good as randomly allocated. During our study period from 2011 to 2014, the employment rate among asylum seekers varied between 0% and 30.2% across cantons. Our results indicate that labor market access regulations are responsible for a substantial proportion of these differences, in which an inclusive regime increases participation by 11 percentage points. The marginal effects are larger for asylum seekers who speak a language that is linguistically close to the one in their host canton.

GLO Discussion Papers of September 2019

408 The quasi-market of employment services in Italy –  Download PDF
Pastore, Francesco

407 Depression in the House: The Effects of Household Air Pollution from Solid Fuel Use in China –  Download PDF
Liu, Yan & Chen, Xi & Yan, Zhijun

406 Assessing the Legal Value Added of Collective Bargaining Agreements –  Download PDF
Martins, Pedro S. & Saraiva, Joana

405 The Arab Inequality Puzzle: The Role of Income Sources in Egypt and Tunisia –  Download PDF
Krafft, Caroline & Davis, Elizabeth E.

404 Transition, height and well-being –  Download PDF
Adserà, Alicia & Dalla Pozza, Francesca & Guriev, Sergei & Kleine-Rueschkamp, Lukas & Nikolova, Elena 

403 Career or flexible work arrangements? Gender differences in self-employment in a young market economy –  Download PDF
by Buttler, Dominik & Sierminska, Eva

402 Can Women’s Self-Help Groups Contribute to Sustainable Development? Evidence of Capability Changes from Northern India –  Download PDF
by Anand, Paul & Saxena, Swati & Gonzalez, Rolando & Dang, Hai-Anh H.

401 Is the future of work childless? Self-employment and fertility –  Download PDF
by Gonçalves, Judite & Martins, Pedro S.

400 Do Workers Benefit from Resource Booms in Their Home State? Evidence from the Fracking Era –  Download PDF
by Winters, John V. & Cai, Zhengyu & Maguire, Karen & Sengupta, Shruti

399 Delayed graduation and university dropout: A review of theoretical approaches –  Download PDF
by Aina, Carmen & Baici, Eliana & Casalone, Giorgia & Pastore, Francesco

398 Education-occupation mismatch of migrants in the Italian labour market: the effect of social networks –  Download PDF
by Van Wolleghem, Pierre Georges & De Angelis, Marina & Scicchitano, Sergio

397 Testing the employment and skill impact of new technologies: A survey and some methodological issues – Download PDF
by Barbieri, Laura & Mussida, Chiara & Piva, Mariacristina & Vivarelli, Marco

396 Are asylum seekers more likely to work with more inclusive labor market access regulations?  Download PDF
by Slotwinski, Michaela & Stutzer, Alois & Uhlig, Roman

395 Parental Migration, Investment in Children, and Children’s Non-cognitive Development: Evidence from Rural China – Download PDF
by Jiang, Hanchen & Yang, Xi

394Impact of Early Childcare on Immigrant Children’s Educational Performance – Download PDF
by Corazzini, Luca & Meschi, Elena & Pavese, Caterina

393 The gender wage gap among PhD holders: an empirical examination based on Italian data  Download PDF
by Alfano, Vincenzo & Cicatiello, Lorenzo & Gaeta, Giuseppe Lucio & Pinto, Mauro

392 The Impact of Family Size and Sibling Structure on the Great Mexico-U.S. Migration – Download PDF
by Bratti, Massimiliano & Fiore, Simona & Mendola, Mariapia

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