The Impact of Employment Protection Mandates on Demographic Temporary Employment Patterns: International Microeconomic Evidence

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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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Abstract

This article uses 19948 International Adult Literacy Survey microdata for Canada, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the UK and the US to study the impact of employment protection laws (EPL) on joblessness and temporary employment by demographic group. More stringent EPL raises relative non-employment rates for youth, immigrants, and, possibly, women, controlling for demographic variables and country dummies. For wage and salary workers, EPL raises the relative incidence of temporary employment for the low skilled, youth, native women, and especially immigrant women. These effects are often stronger in countries with higher levels of collective bargaining coverage.

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Kahn, Lawrence M., The Impact of Employment Protection Mandates on Demographic Temporary Employment Patterns: International Microeconomic Evidence (0000). The Economic Journal, Vol. 117, Issue 521, pp. F333-F356, June 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=996250 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0297.2007.02059.x

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