The Impact of Greek Labour Market Regulation on Temporary and Family Employment: Evidence from a New Survey
AbstractThis paper uses an original dataset for 206 workplaces in Thessaly (Greece), to study consequences of Greece's employment protection law (EPL) and national wage minimum for temporary employment. We find higher temporary employment rates especially among a "grey" market group of workplaces that pay low wages and avoid the national wage minimum. A similar factor boosts family employment. We also find that EPL "matters", in particular, managers who prefer temporary contracts because temps are less protected definitely employ more temps. We discuss whether temporary and family work is a form of escape from regulation for less prosperous firms.
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- Achilleas Anagnostopoulos & Stanley Siebert, 2012. "The impact of Greek labour market regulation on temporary and family employment - Evidence from a new survey," GreeSE â Hellenic Observatory Papers on Greece and Southeast Europe 62, Hellenic Observatory, LSE.
- J38 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Public Policy
- J41 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Labor Contracts
- J81 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - Working Conditions
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-05-08 (All new papers)
- NEP-EUR-2012-05-08 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-LAB-2012-05-08 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-LMA-2012-05-08 (Labor Markets - Supply, Demand, & Wages)
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