Do Wage Subsidies Increase Employment in Subsidized Firms?
AbstractThis paper examines whether subsidized jobs have contributed to employment in subsidized firms or have merely substituted for non-subsidized ones. The data-set is an unbalanced panel of some 31,000 firms that are followed annually between 1995 and 2002. The analysis is based on difference-in-differences, which is adjusted by regression and matching methods. The results indicate that wage subsidies stimulate employment, and that the magnitude of the effect is as aimed. I also found that subsidies have no sizeable effects on non-subsidized firms of the industry or the geographical area in question. Copyright (c) The London School of Economics and Political Science 2006.
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- Aki Kangasharju, 2005. "Do Wages Subsidies Increase Employment in Subsidised Firms?," Discussion Papers 378, Government Institute for Economic Research Finland (VATT).
- J18 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Public Policy
- J38 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Public Policy
- J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
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