Hiring subsidies for people with a disability: Helping or hindering? - Evidence from a small scale social field experiment

KAUER, Lukas

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November 2013
30 p

Many countries provide hiring subsidies aimed at promoting the employment of people with disabilities. The effectiveness of these subsidy schemes remains unclear. This paper evaluates the effectiveness of employer incentives provided by the Swiss Disability Insurance using a small scale social field experiment. Two sets of people were examined: graduates from sheltered Vocational Education & Training Programs; and a sample of clients from employment consulting services.

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