The European Journal of Health Economics

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 71–86 | Cite as

Wage subsidies and hiring chances for the disabled: some causal evidence

Original Paper

Abstract

This study evaluated the effectiveness of wage subsidies as a policy instrument to integrate disabled individuals into the labor market. To identify causal effects, a large-scale field experiment was conducted in Belgium. The results show that the likelihood of a disabled candidate receiving a positive response to a job application is not positively influenced by disclosing entitlement to the Flemish Supporting Subsidy.

Keywords

Economics of health Labor market policy evaluation Wage subsidies Disability Discrimination 

JEL Classification

I38 J14 J78 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ghent University and IZAGhentBelgium

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