The Resource Do temporary help jobs improve labor market outcomes for low-skilled workers? : evidence from "work first", David H. Autor [and] Susan Houseman

Do temporary help jobs improve labor market outcomes for low-skilled workers? : evidence from "work first", David H. Autor [and] Susan Houseman

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Do temporary help jobs improve labor market outcomes for low-skilled workers? : evidence from "work first"
Title
Do temporary help jobs improve labor market outcomes for low-skilled workers?
Title remainder
evidence from "work first"
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David H. Autor [and] Susan Houseman
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Language
eng
Summary
Temporary-help jobs offer rapid entry into paid employment, but they are typically brief and it is unknown whether they foster longer-term employment. We utilize the unique structure of Detroit's welfare-to-work program to identify the effect of temporary-help jobs on labor market advancement. Exploiting the rotational assignment of welfare clients to numerous nonprofit contractors with differing job placement rates, we find that temporary-help job placements do not improve and may diminish subsequent earnings and employment outcomes among participants. In contrast, job placements with direct-hire employers substantially raise earnings and employment over a seven quarter follow-up period. Keywords: Temporary-help, welfare to work, job placement, low-skill workers, causal effects. JEL Classifications: J24, J48, J62
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Autor, David H
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non fiction
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1956-
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  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Internet Archive
  • Houseman, Susan N.
Series statement
Working paper series / Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Economics
Series volume
working paper 05-26 [2010 revision]
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  • Temporary employment
  • Unskilled labor
  • Labor supply
  • Labor market
  • Labor market
  • Labor supply
  • Temporary employment
  • Unskilled labor
  • United States
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Do temporary help jobs improve labor market outcomes for low-skilled workers? : evidence from "work first", David H. Autor [and] Susan Houseman
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"October 27, 2009. Revised: March 17, 2010."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [30-33])
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nc
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mixed
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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28 cm.
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unknown
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44 pages
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)678499262
  • (OCoLC)ocn678499262
Label
Do temporary help jobs improve labor market outcomes for low-skilled workers? : evidence from "work first", David H. Autor [and] Susan Houseman
Publication
Note
"October 27, 2009. Revised: March 17, 2010."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [30-33])
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Rev.
Extent
44 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)678499262
  • (OCoLC)ocn678499262

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