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The Management of Redundancies in Europe: The Case of Spain

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  • Luis Toharia
  • Antonio Ojeda

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The paper presents the findings of a comparative and interdisciplinary legal and economic study on managing labour redundancies in seven EU member countries. It is structured for comparability between the systems examined. The introductory section contains an account of the evolution of the Spanish labour market, with special reference to redundancy trends, of the features of the programmes for managing redundancies, of the roles of forms and the 'external environment' in handling workforce adjustments. The second section presents a map of policies that work to prevent labour redundancies (preventive measures) such as flexibility, training etc. Next, the instruments for handling temporary labour redundancies (retentive measures) are examined (e.g. short-time working, temporary layoffs etc.) The following section is devoted to instruments and programmes involved in the management of permanent labour redundancies (expulsive measures), e.g. collective dismissals, severance pay etc. The final section provides and overall assessment of the Spanish system for managing labour redundancies, and briefly discusses the national debate on the prospects for reform, in light of the principles and policies of convergence set forth by the European Union. Copyright Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini and Blackwell Publishers Ltd 1999.

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Volume (Year): 13 (1999)
Issue (Month): 1 (03)
Pages: 237-267

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Handle: RePEc:bla:labour:v:13:y:1999:i:1:p:237-267

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  1. Fernando Munoz-Bullon, 2008. "Who downsizes for longer? A longitudinal analysis," Business Economics Working Papers wb082805, Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Economía de la Empresa.
  2. Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes & Ricardo Serrano-Padial, 2006. "Wage Growth Implications of Fixed-Term Employment: An Analysis by Contract Duration and Job Mobility," Working Papers 0016, San Diego State University, Department of Economics.
  3. Giulio Fella, 2012. "Matching, Wage Rigidities and Efficient Severance Pay," Working Papers 698, Queen Mary, University of London, School of Economics and Finance.
  4. Giulio Fella, 2004. "Optimal severance pay in a matching model," 2004 Meeting Papers 794, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  5. Fernando Munoz-Bullon & Maria Jose Sanchez-Bueno, 2008. "Does downsizing improve organizational performance? An analysis of Spanish manufacturing firms," Business Economics Working Papers wb083007, Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Economía de la Empresa.
  6. Winter-Ebmer, Rudolf, 2001. "Long-term consequences of an innovative redundancy - retraining project : the Austrian Steel Foundation," Social Protection Discussion Papers 23155, The World Bank.
  7. Frick, Bernd & Malo, Miguel A. & Garcia Martinez, Pilar & Schneider, Martin, 2012. "The Demand for Individual Grievance Procedures in Germany and Spain: Labour Law Changes versus Business Cycle/La demanda de reclamaciones laborales individuales en Alemania y España: Derecho Laboral ," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 30, pages 283-310, Abril.
  8. Pilar García-Martínez & Miguel Malo, 2007. "The strategic use of dismissal legislation: an empirical analysis using Spanish data," European Journal of Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 23(2), pages 151-167, April.

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