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Disadvantaged Workers

Edited by Dario Sciulli () and Miguel Malo ()

in AIEL Series in Labour Economics from AIEL - Associazione Italiana Economisti del Lavoro

Abstract: This book includes empirical contributions focusing on disadvantaged workers. According to the European Commission’s definition, disadvantaged workers include categories of workers with difficulties entering the labour market without assistance and, hence, requiring the application of public measures aimed at improving their employment opportunities. In addition to the labour market perspective, this is also relevant in terms of social cohesion, which is one of the central objectives of the European Union and of its Member States. This work deals with the most relevant groups of disadvantaged workers, namely disabled workers, young workers, women living in depressed areas, migrants in the labour market and the long-term unemployed, and analyses the situation in the Italian, Spanish and some African labour markets. The determinants of disadvantage in the labour market are investigated, highlighting both the role of supply variables, including structural factors, and the weakness on the demand side, the role of the economic crisis, and the ineffectiveness of some labour policies. A complex framework emerges in which disadvantaged groups may share common problems, both in terms of integration into the labour market and in terms of working conditions, but often require group-specific policies, taking into account their intergroup heterogeneity.

Keywords: Disadvantaged workers; Econometric models; Labour market; Labour policy; Policy evaluation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
ISBN: 978-3-319-04375-3.
Note: Published by Physica-Verlag Heidelberg.
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Chapters in this book:

Ch 1 Introduction , pp 1-7 Downloads
Dario Sciulli and Miguel Malo
Ch 2 Disability and Work: Empirical Evidence from Italy , pp 11-29 Downloads
Tindara Addabbo, Jaya Krishnakumar and Elena Sarti
Ch 3 The Dynamics of Disability and Labour Force Participation in Italy , pp 31-48 Downloads
Massimiliano Agovino, Giuliana Parodi and Dario Sciulli
Ch 4 Hiring Workers with Disabilities when a Quota Requirement Exists: The Relevance of Firm’s Size , pp 49-63 Downloads
Miguel Malo and Ricardo Pagan
Ch 5 Sheltered Employment Centres and Labour Market Integration of People with Disabilities: A Quasi-Experimental Evaluation Using Spanish Data , pp 65-91 Downloads
Begoña Cueto and Vanesa Rodriguez
Ch 6 Temporary Contracts and Young Workers’ Job Satisfaction in Italy , pp 95-120 Downloads
Giovanni Bruno, Floro Caroleo and Orietta Dessy
Ch 7 Youth Unemployment: Key Determinants and the Impact of Crisis , pp 121-148 Downloads
Giovanni Bruno, Misbah T. Choudhry, Enrico Marelli and Marcello Signorelli
Ch 8 Characteristics of Parents and the Unemployment Duration of their Offspring. Evidence from Italy , pp 149-179 Downloads
Salvatore Farace, Fernanda Mazzotta and Lavinia Parisi
Ch 9 Youth Unemployment in Africa: New Evidence and Policies from Swaziland , pp 181-202 Downloads
Zuzana Brixiová Schwidrowski and Thierry Kangoye
Ch 10 Understanding the Drivers of the Youth Labour Market in Kenia , pp 203-228 Downloads
Verónica Escudero and Elva López Mourelo
Ch 11 Disadvantaged Workers in the Italian Labour Market: Gender and Regional Gaps , pp 231-256 Downloads
Maurizio Baussola and Chiara Mussida
Ch 12 Can the Crisis be an Opportunity for Women? , pp 257-276 Downloads
Emanuela Ghignoni and Alina Verashchagina
Ch 13 Differences between Spanish and Foreign Workers in the Duration of Workplace Accident Leave: A Stochastic Frontier Approach , pp 277-295 Downloads
Ángel Martín-Román and Alfonso Moral
Ch 14 Duration of Joblessness and Long-term Unemployment: Is Duration as Long as Official Statistics Say? , pp 297-320 Downloads
Jose Arranz and Carlos Garcia-Serrano

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