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The quality of industrial relations and unemployment around the world

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  • Feldmann, Horst

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Using data from 69 countries for the years 2000 to 2003, we find that more cooperative industrial relations are likely to reduce the unemployment rate among the total labor force as well as among female and young workers. Furthermore, they appear to lower the share of long-term unemployed in the total number of unemployed.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 99 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
Pages: 200-203

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:99:y:2008:i:1:p:200-203

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  1. Alesina, Alberto, et al, 2003. " Fractionalization," Journal of Economic Growth, Springer, vol. 8(2), pages 155-94, June.
  2. Olivier Blanchard & Thomas Philippon, 2004. "The Quality of Labor Relations and Unemployment," NBER Working Papers 10590, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Horst Feldmann, 2006. "The Quality of Industrial Relations and Labour Market Performance," LABOUR, CEIS, vol. 20(3), pages 559-579, 09.
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  1. Simon Deakin & Prabirjit Sarkar, 2008. "Assessing the Long-Run Economic Impact of Labour Law Systems: A Theoretical Reappraisal and Analysis of New Time Series Data," WEF Working Papers 0043, ESRC World Economy and Finance Research Programme, Birkbeck, University of London.
  2. John T. Addison & Paulino Teixeira, 2007. "Are Good Industrial Relations Good for the Economy?," Working Paper Series 28-07, The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis, revised Jul 2007.

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