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Turning unemployed into self-employed can be an effective alternative to traditional labor market policies

In order to curb unemployment, OECD countries have made enormous efforts and spent considerable sums on active labor market policies (0.6% of GDP in 2011). Governments have mainly relied on traditional measures such as job creation schemes, training programs, and … Continue reading

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Why start-up subsidies even help in labor market slumps

Subsidizing unemployed workers to start their own business has been proven an effective policy tool to improve long-term employment and income prospects of unemployed. One open question is whether these labor market programs also work in regions with bad labor … Continue reading

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What happens to the careers of European workers when immigrants “take their jobs”?

A new IZA Discussion paper by Cristina Cattaneo, Carlo V. Fiorio and Giovanni Peri evaluates the effect of immigrants on the career of natives. The authors follow native individuals who have been exposed to competition of immigrants in European countries. … Continue reading

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