Employment subsidies, informal economy and women’s transition into work in a depressed area: evidence from a matching approach

Deidda, M., Di Liberto, A., Foddi, M. and Sulis, G. (2015) Employment subsidies, informal economy and women’s transition into work in a depressed area: evidence from a matching approach. IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 4, 7. (doi: 10.1186/s40173-015-0034-9)

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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.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Deidda, Dr Manuela
Authors: Deidda, M., Di Liberto, A., Foddi, M., and Sulis, G.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment
Journal Name:IZA Journal of Labor Policy
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:2193-9004
ISSN (Online):2193-9004
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 Deidda et al.
First Published:First published in IZA Journal of Labor Policy 4:7
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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