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Employment protection and the consequences for displaced workers: a comparison of Belgium and Denmark

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  • Karsten Albæk

    (Institute of Economics, University of Copenhagen)

  • Marc Van Audenrode

    (Univesité Laval, Québec)

  • Martin Browning

    (Institute of Economics, University of Copenhagen)

Abstract

We compare the wage and employment consequences of a job displacement in Belgium and Denmark. These two countries both have generous unemployment insurance schemes but job protection laws vary dramatically between the two. Using comparable data we find that the incidence of displacement and the consequences for wages are similar in the two countries. The consequences for employment are very different with Danish workers experiencing much less unemployment after a displacement.

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Paper provided by University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 99-11.

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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: May 1999
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Handle: RePEc:kud:kuiedp:9911

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Keywords: displaced workers; international comparisons; employment protection; unemployment;

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  1. Paul Gregg & Emma Tominey, 2004. "The Wage Scar from Youth Unemployment," The Centre for Market and Public Organisation 04/097, Department of Economics, University of Bristol, UK.

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