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! Counterfactual evaluation of youth employment policies. Methodological guide ora anche in italiano


This guide provides a step-by-step introduction to the counterfactual evaluation of labour market policies for youth with a focus on the use of administrative data. The main issues are illustrated by the practical problems encountered in evaluating hiring subsidies for youth in the four countries of the Youth Employment PartnerSHIP project (Spain, Hungary, Italy, and Poland). However, the guide can be applied to evaluating other programmes as well.

! Policy lessons from the evaluation of youth employment policies in Spain, Hungary, Italy and Poland, Policy brief ora anche in italiano 


This policy brief summarises the main lessons of four studies prepared in the Youth Employment PartnerSHIP project. Each study evaluated the impact on young people of one or several employment policies using counterfactual quantitative methods based on administrative data from four countries.

Il progetto “Youth employment partnership: evaluation studies in Spain, Hungary, Italy and Poland” ha come obiettivo la valutazione delle iniziative per l’occupazione giovanile nei quattro paesi europei. Questo policy brief riassume le principali raccomandazioni scaturite da quattro studi di valutazione condotti negli Stati membri partner del progetto. Ciascuno studio ha valutato l'impatto sui giovani di una o più politiche per l'occupazione utilizzando specifici metodi quantitativi controfattuali basati su archivi amministrativi nazionali.


! Counterfactual impact evaluation of hiring incentives and EPL reduction on youth employment in Italy, Roma, Torino, INAPP, Collegio Carlo Alberto ora anche in italiano 


This study uses a counterfactual approach based on administrative registry data to evaluate the impact on youth employment of two selected demand-side public policies implemented in Italy in 2015: a rebate of social security costs (Law 190/2014, art. 1, c. 118) and a reduction in the costs to employers of firing employees (D. lgs n. 23/2015 under Law 183/2014).