Job Market Polarization and Employment Protection in Europe
AbstractAlthough much attention has been paid to the polarization of national labor markets, with employment and wage growth occurring in both low- and high- but not middle-skill occupations, there is little consistent evidence on cross-country differences in this process. I analyze job polarization in 12 European countries using an occupational skill-intensity measure, which is independent of country-specific labor supply conditions. Extensive cross-country differences in the extent of polarization correspond to variation in economic conditions and to dissimilarities in the employment protection legislation.
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polarization; employment protection; skill requirements; occupational structure;
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- J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- K31 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - Labor Law
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- NEP-EEC-2012-06-13 (European Economics)
- NEP-EUR-2012-06-13 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-LAB-2012-06-13 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-LTV-2012-06-13 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
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