Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/148443
Authors: 
Caliendo, Marco
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 200
Abstract: 
Turning unemployment into self-employment is a suitable alternative to traditional active labor market policies in many developed countries. Start-up subsidies can assist unemployed workers in setting up their own business. This option can be especially interesting for people whose work is undervalued in paid employment or in situations where job offers are limited because of group-specific labor market constraints or structural changes. Furthermore, start-up subsidies are potentially associated with a “double dividend” if the subsidized businesses prosper, strengthen the economy, and create additional jobs in the future.
Subjects: 
start-up subsidies
evaluation
labor market policies
deadweight effects
double dividend
JEL: 
J68
L26
M13
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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