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Wage Subsidies and Hiring Chances for the Disabled: Some Causal Evidence

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We evaluate the effectiveness of wage subsidies as a policy instrument to integrate disabled individuals into the labour market. To identify causal effects, we conduct a large-scale field experiment in Belgium. Our results show that the likelihood of a disabled candidate receiving a positive response to a job application is not positively influenced by revealing entitlement to the Flemish Supporting Subsidy.

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  • Stijn Baert, 2014. "Wage Subsidies and Hiring Chances for the Disabled: Some Causal Evidence," Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium 14/886, Ghent University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.
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    Keywords

    labour market policy evaluation; wage subsidies; disability; discrimination.;

    JEL classification:

    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
    • J14 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped; Non-Labor Market Discrimination
    • J78 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Public Policy (including comparable worth)

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