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, Giovanni Sulis
2015 IZA Journal of Labor Policy  
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
more » ... rch activity, we ultimately explore the role of the program in promoting the transition from informal to salaried employment.
doi:10.1186/s40173-015-0034-9 fatcat:ixkbactzgzc7hgv63fexkpsjcy