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Measuring job security over time: in search of a historical indicator for EPL

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  • GAYLE ALLARD

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    (Instituto de Empresa)

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    All studies that have explored the impact that job-security legislation has had on labor-market performance have been handicapped by the lack of a good quantitative indicator covering a long enough historical period to reflect the drastic changes that have occurred in this area since World War II. This study has developed such an indicator in hopes of making a key tool available for labor-market research. The paper describes the reason that job security is important for labor market performance, and outlines the steps taken to develop this time-series indicator, which should help to deliver on how job-security laws have affected labor market performance in the developed countries since WWII.

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    Paper provided by Instituto de Empresa, Area of Economic Environment in its series Working Papers Economia with number wp05-17.

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    Length: 28 pages
    Date of creation: Apr 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:emp:wpaper:wp05-17

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    1. Rottmann, Horst & Flaig, Gebhard, 2009. "Arbeitsmarktinstitutionen und die langfristige Entwicklung der Arbeitslosigkeit: Empirische Ergebnisse für 19 OECD-Länder," OTH im Dialog: Weidener Diskussionspapiere 17, University of Applied Sciences Amberg-Weiden (OTH).
    2. Guilloux, S. & Kharroubi, E., 2008. "Some Preliminary Evidence on the Globalization-Inflation Nexus," Working papers 195, Banque de France.
    3. Decreuse, Bruno & van Ypersele, Tanguy, 2011. "Housing market regulation and the social demand for job protection," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 95(11), pages 1397-1409.
    4. Fidrmuc, Jarko & Foster, Neil & Scharler, Johann, 2011. "Labour market rigidities and international risk sharing across OECD countries," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 30(4), pages 660-677, June.
    5. Gebhard Flaig & Horst Rottmann, 2011. "Labour Market Institutions and Unemployment. An International Comparison," CESifo Working Paper Series 3558, CESifo Group Munich.
    6. Wolfgang Ochel, 2009. "Employment Protection: Concepts and Measurement," CESifo DICE Report, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 7(2), pages 30-38, 07.

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