Permanent Jobs, Employment Protection, and Job Content

70 Pages Posted: 12 Jun 2018

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Lawrence M. Kahn

Cornell University - School of Industrial and Labor Relations; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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Date Written: July 2018

Abstract

Using Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) data for twenty‐one countries, I study the impact of employment protection laws (EPL) on job content. I find that workers’ use of influence, reading, writing, planning, numeracy and information and computer technology skills, and their task discretion, were higher in permanent than in temporary jobs. Moreover, stricter EPL on permanent jobs raised the gap in job content for influence, reading, writing, and planning skills used in permanent jobs versus temporary jobs.

Suggested Citation

Kahn, Lawrence M., Permanent Jobs, Employment Protection, and Job Content (July 2018). Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 57, Issue 3, pp. 469-538, 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3192241 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/irel.12209

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