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Is income support for part-time workers a steppingstone to regular jobs? An application to young long-term unemployed women



We verify whether income support for low-paid part-time workers in Belgium increases the transition from unemployment to non-subsidised, “regular” employment. Using a sample of long-term unemployed young women, whose labour market histories are observed from 1998 to 2001, we implement the “timing of events” method to control for selection effects. Our results suggest that the policy has a significantly positive effect on the transition to regular employment.

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  • B. Cockx & C. Goebel & S. Robin, 2009. "Is income support for part-time workers a steppingstone to regular jobs? An application to young long-term unemployed women," Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium 09/561, Ghent University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.
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    Active labour market policies; Evaluation; Mixed Proportional Hazard Models Codes;

    JEL classification:

    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
    • J68 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Public Policy
    • C41 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Duration Analysis; Optimal Timing Strategies

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