Compensation or competition: Bias in immigrants' access to active labour market measures

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_5E93573B8544
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Compensation or competition: Bias in immigrants' access to active labour market measures
Périodique
Social Policy & Administration
Auteur(s)
Auer Daniel, Fossati Flavia
ISSN
0144-5596
1467-9515
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
22/08/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Whether participation in active labour market programmes (ALMPs) pushes individuals back into employment depends on the programme's characteristics. On the basis of encompassing registry data that allow us to control for usually unobserved employability, we find evidence of a systematic access bias whereby jobcentre caseworkers in Switzerland assign unemployed persons to activation measures based on a competition logic that is mainly driven by an economic rationale and the jobcentre's performance evaluation. This practice seems problematic because it results in an overrepresentation of immigrants in measures with little efficacy rather than in measures that could compensate for employability disadvantages. Conversely, Swiss citizens are more likely to enter beneficial human‐capital‐intensive measures. It is plausible that this discrepancy in programme participation amplifies the general labour market disadvantages of immigrants.
Mots-clé
Development, Sociology and Political Science, Public Administration
Financement(s)
Fonds national suisse
Création de la notice
26/08/2019 8:49
Dernière modification de la notice
11/09/2019 6:10
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