Youth Employment Policies in France

Posted: 26 Apr 2000

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Francis Kramarz

Independent

Thierry Magnac

Toulouse School of Economics; University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI); IZA Institute of Labor Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Denis Fougère

National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) - National School for Statistical and Economic Administration (ENSAE); National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: March 2000

Abstract

In this paper, we present a summary of recent microeconometric results on the evaluation of the effects of active labour market policies on youth employment in France. We focus our discussion on three types of policies: (1) youth employment schemes for out-of-employment and low-skilled young adults, (2) on-the-job training schemes, (3) payroll tax subsidies for minimum wage workers. Training programs for unemployed young workers have in general no effects on post-training wages or employment probabilities, except if they have a large training content. In contrast, the reduction of labour costs has significant effects on employment probabilities of low-wage workers; however, their effects appear to be stronger for workers between 25 and 30.

JEL Classification: C33, C41, J38, J68

Suggested Citation

Kramarz, Francis and Magnac, Thierry and Fougere, Denis, Youth Employment Policies in France (March 2000). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=223877

Thierry Magnac

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