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The effects of employment promotion measures on labour market participation of disabled people: the case of Italy

Massimiliano Agovino, Antonio Garofalo () and Katia Marchesano ()
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Antonio Garofalo: University of Naples “Parthenope”
Katia Marchesano: University of Naples “Parthenope”

Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology, 2018, vol. 52, issue 1, 135-155

Abstract: Abstract In this article, we evaluate the influence that employment promotion measures designed for people with disabilities have on the latter’s labour market participation through the use of Propensity Score Matching analysis. In particular, we consider an Italian law—Law 68 of March 12, 1999—whose aim is to regulate and promote the employment of disabled people. For our analysis we use the information contained in the ISFOL Participation, Labour, Unemployment, Survey 2008 and 2010. The results show that the Law 68/99 has a positive but very low impact on the participation of disabled people in the labour market. Policy considerations are discussed.

Keywords: Disabled people; Public policy; Non-labour market discrimination; Propensity score matching; J08; J48; C21; C40 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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