Sri Lanka: Unemployment, Job Security, and Labor Market Reform
35 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2008 Last revised: 12 Feb 2009
Date Written: July 12, 2004
This paper analyzes trends and outcomes in Sri Lanka's labor markets and seeks to assess the likely impacts of labor market reform. A key question is whether the likely losses for some workers from labor market deregulation is justified by gains in the number of jobs? And are potential losers (workers being laid off) adequately protected or compensated?
Keywords: Labor markets, Sri Lanka
JEL Classification: O12
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