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Employment Subsidies, Informal Economy and Women's Transition into Work in a Depressed Area: Evidence from a Matching Approach

Manuela Deidda (), Adriana Di Liberto (), Marta Foddi () and Giovanni Sulis ()
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Marta Foddi: University of Cagliari

No 8886, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: We analyze the effects of an ALMP for disadvantaged workers implemented in a depressed area of Italy. Using propensity-score matching, we find that a) the employment subsidy had a positive effect for participants on both the probability of finding a job and income, b) the outcome of the policy was more positive for women, and c) the program was more effective for older and less-educated female workers. Using data on previous contacts between workers and firms and on informal channels for job search activity, we ultimately explore the role of the program in promoting the transition from informal to salaried employment.

Keywords: employment subsidies; female labor-force participation; evaluation; informal economy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C14 C83 J64 J16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 41 pages
Date: 2015-02
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dem, nep-eur, nep-iue and nep-lab
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Published in: IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 2015, 4:7

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Journal Article: Employment subsidies, informal economy and women’s transition into work in a depressed area: evidence from a matching approach (2015) Downloads
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