AIEL Series in Labour Economics

Disadvantaged Workers

Empirical Evidence and Labour Policies

Editors: Malo Ocana, Miguel Ángel, Sciulli, Dario (Eds.)

  • Provides empirical evidence focusing on recent labour market data
  • Special emphasis on the recent EU definition of social exclusion
  • Helps policy makers in designing policies for disadvantaged workers
  • Includes intriguing results on the impact of the current economic crisis on the labour market for disadvantaged workers  
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About this book

This book includes empirical contributions focusing on disadvantaged workers. According to the European Commission’s definition, disadvantaged workers include categories of workers with difficulties entering the labour market without assistance and hence, requiring the application of public measures aimed at improving their employment opportunities. In addition to the labour market perspective, this is also relevant in terms of social cohesion, which is one of the central objectives of the European Union and of its Member States. This work deals with the most relevant groups of disadvantaged workers, namely disabled workers, young workers, women living in depressed areas, migrants in the labour market and the long-term unemployed, and analyses the situation in the Italian, Spanish and some African labour markets. The determinants of disadvantage in the labour market are investigated, highlighting both the role of supply variables, including structural factors and the weakness on the demand side, the role of the economic crisis and the ineffectiveness of some labour policies. A complex framework emerges in which disadvantaged groups may share common problems, both in terms of integration into the labour market and in terms of working conditions, but often require group-specific policies, taking into account their intergroup heterogeneity.

About the authors

Miguel Á. Malo is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Salamanca (Spain). He has been a visiting scholar at UMIST (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, UK), European Centre for Analysis in the Social Sciences (University of Essex, UK), National Bureau for Economic Research (USA) and the International Labour Organization (Switzerland). His main research interests are employment policies, labour market segmentation, employment protection legislation and employment of people with disabilities. From 2000 to 2002, he was the Spanish expert about employment of people with disabilities in the corresponding international network created by the European Commission. In 2007, he provided expert advice to the Spanish Ministry of Employment to design a new strategy to promote the employment for people with disabilities. During 2013, he has been on leave working as a Senior Economist at the International Labour Organization.

Dario Sciulli (Ph.D. Tor Vergata University, Rome 2006) is assistant professor of economic policy at the Department of Economic Studies, University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy. He has held visiting positions at the Universidad Carlos III Madrid (Spain), University of York (UK) and VU University Amsterdam (the Netherlands). He has held post-doc positions at the University of the Azores (Portugal) and University of Chieti-Pescara (Italy). His research interests include labour economics, child development and later outcomes, economics of disability and policy evaluation. He is a member of the executive committee of AIEL (the Italian Association of Labour Economists).

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Malo, Miguel Ángel (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Disability and Work: Empirical Evidence from Italy

    Addabbo, Tindara (et al.)

    Pages 11-29

  • The Dynamics of Disability and Labour Force Participation in Italy

    Agovino, Massimiliano (et al.)

    Pages 31-48

  • Hiring Workers with Disabilities When a Quota Requirement Exists: The Relevance of Firm’s Size

    Malo, Miguel Ángel (et al.)

    Pages 49-63

  • Sheltered Employment Centres and Labour Market Integration of People with Disabilities: A Quasi-Experimental Evaluation Using Spanish Data

    Cueto, Begoña (et al.)

    Pages 65-91

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04376-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04375-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 10, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38124-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disadvantaged Workers
Book Subtitle
Empirical Evidence and Labour Policies
Editors
  • Miguel Ángel Malo Ocana
  • Dario Sciulli
Series Title
AIEL Series in Labour Economics
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04376-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04376-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-04375-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38124-4
Series ISSN
1863-916X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 320
Number of Illustrations and Tables
29 b/w illustrations
Topics