Sri Lanka: Unemployment, Job Security, and Labor Market Reform

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Rasmus Heltberg

World Bank

Milan Vodopivec

World Bank - Human Development Network; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: July 12, 2004

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Heltberg, Rasmus and Vodopivec, Milan, Sri Lanka: Unemployment, Job Security, and Labor Market Reform (July 12, 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1208662 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1208662

Rasmus Heltberg (Contact Author)

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Milan Vodopivec

World Bank - Human Development Network ( email )

1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
United States

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

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