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dc.contributor.authorCaliendo, Marcoen_US
dc.contributor.authorKünn, Steffenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-14T11:08:03Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-14T11:08:03Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/62574-
dc.description.abstractA shortage of skilled labor and low female labor market participation are problems many developed countries have to face. Besides activating inactive women, one possible solution is to support the re-integration of unemployed women. Due to female-specific labor market constraints (preferences for flexible working hours, discrimination), this is a difficult task, and the question arises whether active labor market policies (ALMP) are an appropriate tool to do so. Promoting self-employment among the unemployed might be promising. Starting their own business might give women more independence and flexibility in allocating their time to work and family. Access to long-term informative data allows us to close existing research gaps, and we investigate the impact of two start-up programs on long-run labor market and fertility outcomes of female participants. We find that start-up programs persistently integrate former unemployed women into the labor market and partly improve their income situations. The impact on fertility is less detrimental than for traditional ALMP programs.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6830en_US
dc.subject.jelJ68en_US
dc.subject.jelC14en_US
dc.subject.jelH43en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordstart-up subsidiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordevaluationen_US
dc.subject.keywordlong-term effectsen_US
dc.subject.keywordfemale labor force participationen_US
dc.subject.keywordfertilityen_US
dc.titleGetting back into the labor market: The effects of start-up subsidies for unemployed femalesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn72550482Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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