Employment Protection Systems and Welfare State Models: A Comparative Study

26 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2006

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Roberto Artoni

Bocconi University

Massimo D'Antoni

University of Siena - Department of Economics

Maurizio Del Conte

Bocconi University - Department of Law

Stefano Liebman

Bocconi University - Department of Law

Date Written: January 23, 2006

Abstract

The paper examines the credibility of some of the indexes currently used in comparative analysis of labour market rigidity and employment protection, and the accuracy and soundness of the aggregates of social expenditures used to identify and classify different models of welfare state. The study points out the flaws of the accepted conclusions about differences and similarities existing among different systems, due to a lack of understanding of the specificity of the legal and socio-economic environment in which each institution is embedded. The paper concludes with some general remarks about the methodology of comparative institutional analysis and suggests that a joint effort of lawyers and economists can help reach better results through proper understanding of analogies and differences among different models of social protection.

Keywords: Employment protection systems, welfare, comparative institutional analysis

Suggested Citation

Artoni, Roberto and D'Antoni, Massimo and Del Conte, Maurizio and Liebman, Stefano, Employment Protection Systems and Welfare State Models: A Comparative Study (January 23, 2006). Bocconi Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-11. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=895095 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.895095

Roberto Artoni

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Massimo D'Antoni

University of Siena - Department of Economics ( email )

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Siena, I-53100
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Maurizio Del Conte

Bocconi University - Department of Law ( email )

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Milan, 20136
Italy

Stefano Liebman (Contact Author)

Bocconi University - Department of Law ( email )

Via Roentgen, 1
Milan, 20136
Italy

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