DP2394 Youth Employment Policies In France
|Author(s):||Denis Fougère, Francis Kramarz, Thierry Magnac|
|Publication Date:||March 2000|
|Keyword(s):||Evaluation Methodology, Minimum Wage, Training Programs, Youth Unemployment|
|JEL(s):||C33, C41, J38, J68|
|Programme Areas:||Labour Economics|
|Link to this Page:||www.cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=2394|
In this paper, we present a summary of recent microeconometric results on the evaluation of the effects of active labour market policies on youth employment in France. We focus our discussion on three types of policies: (1) youth employment schemes for out-of-employment and low-skilled young adults, (2) on-the-job training schemes, (3) payroll tax subsidies for minimum wage workers. Training programs for unemployed young workers have in general no effects on post-training wages or employment probabilities, except if they have a large training content. In contrast, the reduction of labour costs has significant effects on employment probabilities of low-wage workers; however their effects appear to be stronger for workers between 25 and 30.