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Dismissal Protection and Worker Flows in Small Establishments


Thomas K. Bauer


Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen); University of Bochum - Faculty of Economics; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Holger Bonin


Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)

Stefan Bender


Government of the Federal Republic of Germany - Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

May 2004

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 4379

Abstract:     
Based on a large employer-employee matched dataset, the Paper investigates the effects of variable enforcement of German dismissal protection legislation on the employment dynamics in small establishments. Specifically, using a difference-in-differences approach, we study the effect of changes in the threshold scale exempting small establishments from dismissal protection provisions on worker flows. In contrast to the predictions of the theory, our results indicate that there are no statistically significant effects of the dismissal protection legislation on worker turnover.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 39

Keywords: Employment protection, linked-employer-employee dataset, difference-in-differences

JEL Classification: J21, J23, J58

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Date posted: June 1, 2004  

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Bauer, Thomas K. and Bonin, Holger and Bender, Stefan, Dismissal Protection and Worker Flows in Small Establishments (May 2004). CEPR Discussion Paper No. 4379. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=554081

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Thomas K. Bauer (Contact Author)
Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen) ( email )
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Holger Bonin
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) ( email )
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Bonn, D-53072
Germany
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Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)
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D-68034 Mannheim, 68034
Germany
Stefan Bender
Government of the Federal Republic of Germany - Institute for Employment Research (IAB) ( email )
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Nuremberg, 90478
Germany
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