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Peter Mueser

Department of Economics
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO

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November 2009The Role of Temporary Help Employment in Low-Wage Worker Advancement
with Carolyn J. Heinrich, Kenneth R. Troske
in Studies of Labor Market Intermediation , David H. Autor, editor
October 2007The Role of Temporary Help Employment in Low-wage Worker Advancement
with Carolyn J. Heinrich, Kenneth R. Troske: w13520
We examine the effects of temporary help service employment on later earnings and employment for individuals participating in three federal programs providing supportive services to those facing employment difficulties. The programs include Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, whose participants are seriously disadvantaged; a job training program with a highly heterogeneous population of participants; and employment exchange services, whose participants consist of Unemployment Insurance claimants and individuals seeking assistant in obtaining employment. We undertake our analyses for two periods: the late 1990s, a time of very strong economic growth, and shortly after 2000, a time of relative stagnation. Our results suggest that temporary help service firms may facilitate quicker ac...

Published: The Role of Temporary Help Employment in Low-Wage Worker Advancement, Carolyn J. Heinrich, Peter R. Mueser, Kenneth R. Troske. in Studies of Labor Market Intermediation , Autor. 2009

 
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