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Measuring the Impact of the Italian CFL Programme on the Job Opportunities for the Young

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  • Bruno Contini
  • Francesca Cornaglia
  • Claudio Malpede
  • Enrico Rettore

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The CFL programme has been introduced in 1985 to improve the youths occupational chances. It provides the employers some incentive to recruit young workers by reducing both the labour and the firing costs relative to those they would bear by recruiting older workers. Following the literature, the expected impact of the programme is to increase the eligibles chance to work during the eligibility period as well as to improve their chance to work after the eligibility period thanks to the longer work experience obtained during the eligibility period. A substitution effect might emerge since as subjects get out of eligibility employers might find convenient to replace them by younger still eligible workers. To measure the impact of the programme we exploit the variation over time and across geographical areas of the incentive to hire eligible workers induced by several reforms of the programme as well as its interaction with other incentive schemes.

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  • Bruno Contini & Francesca Cornaglia & Claudio Malpede & Enrico Rettore, 2002. "Measuring the Impact of the Italian CFL Programme on the Job Opportunities for the Young," LABORatorio R. Revelli Working Papers Series 11, LABORatorio R. Revelli, Centre for Employment Studies.
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    1. Bruno Contini & Elisa Grand, 2010. "Long term youth unemployment or disposable workforce?," LABORatorio R. Revelli Working Papers Series 101, LABORatorio R. Revelli, Centre for Employment Studies.
    2. Bruno Contini & Federico Revelli, 2004. "On the Welfare Effect of a Wage Subsidy on Youth Labor: Italy’s CFL Program," LABORatorio R. Revelli Working Papers Series 36, LABORatorio R. Revelli, Centre for Employment Studies.
    3. Andrea Brandolini & Piero Casadio & Piero Cipollone & Marco Magnani & Alfonso Rosolia, 2007. "Employment Growth in Italy in the 1990s: Institutional Arrangements and Market Forces," AIEL Series in Labour Economics,in: Nicola Acocella & Riccardo Leoni (ed.), Social Pacts, Employment and Growth. A Reappraisal of Ezio Tarantelli’s Thought, edition 1, chapter 4, pages 31-68 AIEL - Associazione Italiana Economisti del Lavoro.
    4. Contini, Bruno & Grand, Elisa, 2014. "Estimating Workforce Disposal in the Italian Labour Market," IZA Policy Papers 79, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    5. Contini, Bruno & Quaranta, Roberto, 2017. "Explaining Non-Employment Magnitude and Duration: The Case of Italy," IZA Discussion Papers 10728, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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