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Hiring incentives and labour force participation in Italy DISCUSSION

Jan C van Ours, R Gomez Salvador (ed.), A Lamo (ed.), B Petrongolo (ed.), M Ward (ed.), E Wasmer (ed.)

LABOUR SUPPLY AND INCENTIVES TO WORK IN EUROPE | EDWARD ELGAR PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2005

Abstract

Jan C. van Ours The chapter ‘Hiring incentives and labour force participation in Italy’ by Piero Cipollone, Corrado Di Maria and Anita Guelfi addresses the issue: to what extent marginally attached workers react to an increase in labour demand. The issue is policy relevant since marginally attached workers do not show up in unemployment statistics, but they do affect the way unemployment reacts to labour demand. If labour demand goes up, marginally attached workers enter the labour force and cause the decline in unemployment to be smaller than the increase in the number of jobs. To my knowledge there has not been a lot of research done on marginally attached workers. By nature it is difficul..

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