« The Impact of Gender Diversity on Firm Performance » Motivation : Even if nowadays women study on average longer and are more qualified than men, they remain largely (…)Read more
Employment policies have grown enormously in France. Public expenditure on labour market policies currently represents 4% of GDP (DARES, 2009). Whereas conventional policies – subsidised jobs, training programmes and early retirement schemes – affected fewer than 3 million beneficiaries, the Prime pour l'emploi (tax credit for low-wage employees) affects 7 million, and more than 10 million low-wage jobs are partially exempted from social security contributions.
Employment policies take a variety of forms: work incentives to stimulate labour supply (Prime pour l'emploi, Revenu de solidarité active), low-wage subsidies to increase labour demand (exemptions from social security contributions, supported jobs), intermediation and providing assistance for job seekers, training, etc. Evaluating the impact of these measures is not sufficient ; the coherence of these mechanisms with one another should also be evaluated, as well as with the tax and transfer system and with macroeconomic policies (minimum wage setting). The implementation of these policies at the micro-economic level should also be analysed.
IPP Focus. The work of IPP researchers relates in particular to low wage workers, the 35-hour working week and the reorganisations of companies, personalised support for job-seekers and anti-discrimination policies. The range of methods used is wide: from econometric analysis of survey data or of administrative data to ex ante modelling, with a new emphasis on social experimentation.
Programme Director: Thomas Breda
Finished Projects (2)
“Estimating the impact of the new offering of services to job-seekers at Pôle Emploi” Motivation: This project studies the support and placement services offered by Pôle Emploi, (…)Read more
Ongoing Projects (1)
« Evaluating the effect of part-time work on job seekers’ unemployment duration » Motivation : In France, like in many countries, job seekers have the possibility to cumulate (…)Read more
IPP Policy brief n°36 - October 2018French budget 2019: the switch from the CICE tax credit to a cut of employer Social Security contributions
Authors: Antoine Bozio, Sophie Cottet and Clément Malgouyres
IPP Policy brief n°33 - June 2018The inefficiency of regular reliance on short-time work
Authors: Pierre Cahuc and Sandra Nevoux
IPP Policy brief n°30 - April 2018European integration and labour market policy: Political or national divides?
Authors: Pierre Boyer and Anasuya Raj
IPP Policy Brief n°29 - November 2017French employment tribunals : can the disparity of their decisions be explained?
Authors: Thomas Breda, Esther Chevrot-Bianco, Claudine Desrieux, Romain Espinosa
IPP Report n°15 - March 2016The impact of specializing French caseworkers into different counseling tracks
Authors: Luc Behaghel
IPP Report n°12 - December 2015Feminisation and firms’ economic and social performance
Authors: Thomas Breda
IPP Policy Brief n°6 - October 2013Discrimination in Hiring in France : findings and courses of action
Authors: Nicolas Jacquemet
IPP Policy Brief n°5 - April 2013The effect of the generosity of unemployment insurance
Authors: Thomas le Barbanchon
IPP Policy Brief n°4 - February 2013The subsidised temporary job policy: brake or stepping stone to a return to work ?
Authors: Antoine Terracol
IPP Policy Brief n°1 - March 2012Exempting Overtime from Taxation
Authors: Pierre Cahuc and Stéphane Carcillo