Wage Subsidies and Hiring Chances for the Disabled: Some Causal Evidence
33 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2014
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.
Keywords: labour market policy evaluation, wage subsidies, disability, discrimination
JEL Classification: I38, J14, J78
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