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Can income support for part-time workers serve as a stepping-stone to regular jobs? An application to young long-term unemployed women

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This article investigates whether income support for low-paid part-time workers in Belgium increases the transition from unemployment to non-subsidised, ‘regular’ employment. Our analysis uses a sample of long-term unemployed young women. Observing their labour market histories from 1998 to 2001, we implement the ‘timing of events’ method to identify the treatment effect. Our results suggest that participation in the policy has a significantly positive effect on the transition to regular employment. Participation reduced the survivor rate in unemployment by 27% points 1 year after the start of the programme. The time spent in the programme did not affect the transition to regular employment.

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hal-01751276 , version 1 (29-03-2018)

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Bart Cockx, Christian Goebel, Stéphane R. Robin. Can income support for part-time workers serve as a stepping-stone to regular jobs? An application to young long-term unemployed women. Empirical Economics, 2013, 44 (1), pp.189-229. ⟨10.1007/s00181-010-0357-8⟩. ⟨hal-01751276⟩
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