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Making work pay

Making work pay

Ministry for the Family and Social Solidarity | Malta
Making work pay

In 2014, the Government of Malta enacted a host of active labour market policies termed “Making work pay”, with the aim of boosting the potential of the Maltese economy, reducing welfare dependency by incentivising inactive or unemployed persons to work and, in the process, enabling Maltese citizens at large to enjoy a higher standard of living.

Ensuring that people are supported to achieve their employment potential and ambitions is one of the most significant labour market and social policy challenges for policymakers today.

The principle behind the efforts is that “Making work pay” should mean that all working families can consistently afford at least the basic necessities, as they are encouraged to step up their work effort, thus seeing real increases in their financial capability.

To this end, the Government embarked on a strategy in four priority areas:

  • build skills and independence;
  • provide work support;
  • promote job retention and re-entry to work; and
  • engage employers.
Implementation year2014
Topics: Employment, Administration / Management, Governance
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