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Labor Market Flexibility: An Index Approach to Cross-Country Comparisons

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  • ROBERT A. LAWSON
  • EDWARD BIERHANZL

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Recently, researchers have used measures of economic freedom (Gwartney and Lawson, 2002) to quantify the relationship between various institutional factors and measures of economic performance. Using a subset of these data, we develop a labor market flexibility index. This measure should be useful to researchers who study labor market performance among countries.

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Article provided by Transaction Publishers in its journal Journal of Labor Research.

Volume (Year): 25 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 117-126

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Handle: RePEc:tra:jlabre:v:25:y:2004:i:1:p:117-126

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