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‪L’activité réduite en France‪. Effet d’enfermement et effet tremplin


  • Florent Fremigacci
  • Antoine Terracol


This article evaluates the effectiveness of subsidized temporary jobs as stepping stones to regular employment. We study a French program that allows job seekers to work part-time while remaining registered with the unemployment agency. We find that subsidized temporary jobs have both a significant lock-in effect and a significant positive post-treatment impact on the hazard rate to employment. Since individuals facing a low financial incentive to work part-time also have incentives to self-select into better part-time jobs, we also find that a higher tax rate leads to a weaker lock-in effect and a stronger post-treatment effect. Simulations suggest that the lock-in effect first dominates, but that the overall effect eventually becomes positive. We finally point to ways of improving the effectiveness of the policy.

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  • Florent Fremigacci & Antoine Terracol, 2014. "‪L’activité réduite en France‪. Effet d’enfermement et effet tremplin," Revue Tiers-Monde, Armand Colin, vol. 0(3), pages 25-37.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:rtmarc:te_139_0025

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    Cited by:

    1. Cathel Kornig & Isabelle Recotillet, 2016. "Transition chômage-emploi : employeurs et demandeurs d'emploi face à l'activité réduite," Post-Print halshs-02288907, HAL.
    2. Florent Fremigacci & Rémi Le Gall & Yannick l'Horty & Pascale Petit, 2016. "Le conformisme des recruteurs : une expérience contrôlée," Working Papers halshs-01374419, HAL.


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