Unemployment and labour market institutions : the failure of the empirical case for deregulation
AbstractBased on a survey of the literature, assesses the strength of the evidence regarding the effects of labour market institutions and regulations on unemployment. Considers the effects of employment protection, trade union density, bargaining coordination, unemployment benefits, the labour tax wedge and active labour market policies. Argues that empirical results are largely inconclusive and suggests that there is no single model that guarantees successful employment performance.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by International Labour Organization in its series ILO Working Papers with number 374124.
Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: 2004
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Publication status: Published in Working paper series, Policy Integration Dept.
unemployment; labour policy; labour relations; employment security; unemployment benefit; measurement; OECD countries; literature survey; chômage; politique du travail; relations de travail; sécurité de l'emploi; prestations de chômage; mesure; pays de l'OCDE; revue de littérature; desempleo; política laboral; relaciones laborales; seguridad en el empleo; prestaciones por desempleo; medición; países de la OCDE; artículo bibliográfico;
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