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Replication data for: Do Temporary-Help Jobs Improve Labor Market Outcomes for Low-Skilled Workers? Evidence from "Work First"

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V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Autor, David H.
  • Houseman, Susan N.
Publication Date
2010-07-01
Description
  • Abstract

    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. (JEL J22, J23, J24, J31, J68)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.2.3.96 (Text)
Publications
  • Autor, David H, and Susan N Houseman. “Do Temporary-Help Jobs Improve Labor Market Outcomes for Low-Skilled Workers? Evidence from ‘Work First.’” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2, no. 3 (July 2010): 96–128. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.2.3.96.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.2.3.96 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Autor, David H.; Houseman, Susan N. (2010): Replication data for: Do Temporary-Help Jobs Improve Labor Market Outcomes for Low-Skilled Workers? Evidence from "Work First". Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113761