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Title: Protecting employment and businesses in Malta during the first twelve months of Covid-19 : a chronology of support measures
Other Titles: Centre for Labour Studies : Biennial Report : 2019-2020
Authors: Fiorini, Luke A.
Keywords: COVID-19 (Disease)
COVID-19 (Disease) -- Safety measures
Business enterprises -- Malta
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: University of Malta. Centre for Labour Studies
Citation: Fiorini, L. A. (2021). Protecting employment and businesses in Malta during the first twelve months of Covid-19: a chronology of support measures. In L. A. Fiorini, (ed.), Centre for Labour Studies : Biennial Report : 2019-2020, 24-36.
Abstract: COVID-19 threw Malta into a sudden and unexpected recession and public health emergency. The following article describes state support measures designed to protect employment and organisations during the first 12 months of this pandemic, as well as their impacts. Key amongst these measures was the wage supplement which provided workers and self-employed individuals within the worst impacted sectors with a source of income. Whilst Malta’s GDP dropped by around 7% in 2020 compared with 2019, unemployment remained low suggesting that support measures were effective.
ISBN: 978-99957-1-965-4
Appears in Collections:Biennial Report 2019-2020

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