Disadvantaged Workers

Empirical Evidence and Labour Policies

  • Miguel Ángel Malo
  • Dario Sciulli

Part of the AIEL Series in Labour Economics book series (AIEL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Miguel Ángel Malo, Dario Sciulli
    Pages 1-7
  3. People with disabilities in the Labour Market

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Tindara Addabbo, Jaya Krishnakumar, Elena Sarti
      Pages 11-29
    3. Massimiliano Agovino, Giuliana Parodi, Dario Sciulli
      Pages 31-48
  4. Young Workers in the Labour Market

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. G. S. F. Bruno, F. E. Caroleo, O. Dessy
      Pages 95-120
    3. G. S. F. Bruno, M. T. Choudhry, E. Marelli, M. Signorelli
      Pages 121-148
    4. Salvatore Farace, Fernanda Mazzotta, Lavinia Parisi
      Pages 149-179
    5. Zuzana Brixiová, Thierry Kangoye
      Pages 181-202
    6. Verónica Escudero, Elva López Mourelo
      Pages 203-228
  5. Women, Migrants and Long-Term Unemployed

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Emanuela Ghignoni, Alina Verashchagina
      Pages 257-276

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.


Disadvantaged workers Econometric models Labour market Labour policy Policy evaluation

Editors and affiliations

  • Miguel Ángel Malo
    • 1
  • Dario Sciulli
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Economics and Economic HistoryUniversity of SalamancaSalamancaSpain
  2. 2.Dept. of Economic StudiesUniversity "G. d'Annunzio" of ChietiPescaraItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-04375-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-04376-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1863-916X
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