Hiring incentives and labour force participation in Italy

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Title: Hiring incentives and labour force participation in Italy
Authors: Cipollone, Piero
Di Maria, Corrado
Guelfi, Anita
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/862
Date: Nov-2004
Abstract: A long-standing economic tradition maintains that labour supply reacts to market tightness; its sensitivity to job quality has received less attention. If firms hire workers with both temporary and open-ended contracts, does participation increase when more permanent jobs are available? We investigate this relationship within a policy evaluation framework; in particular, we examine how labour supply reacted in Italy to a recent subsidy in favour of open-ended contracts. This subsidy increased labour force participation by 1.4% in 2001 and 2.1% in 2002. This increase was concentrated on males aged 35-54, with a low or at most a secondary schooling level.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Bocconi University
Copyright (published version): 2004 Bocconi University
Subject LCSH: Labor supply--Italy
Labor contract--Italy
Labor market--Italy
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: Paper prepared for the ECB-CEPR workship "What explains the pattern of labour supply in Europe", Frankfurt, 23-24 June 2003
Appears in Collections:Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy Research Collection

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