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Job Security and New Restrictive Permanent Contracts. Are Spanish Workers More Worried of Losing Their Job?

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  • Elisabetta Trevisan

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    (Department of Economics, University Of Venice Cà Foscari)

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This paper investigates the impact of the introduction of new restrictive permanent contracts on the perceived job security of the workers in Spain. The perceived job security is strongly influenced by the characteristics of individuals and their distribution within groups. Comparing heterogeneous groups could make the traditional DID estimator biased. To address this issue I combine the propensity score matching DID with a fixed effect estimator. The analysis is conducted using data from the ECHP Survey for Spain from 1995 to 2000. The result is that this reform has a positive impact only for one targeted group, i.e. the young workers and no effect for the others. Several robustness checks are performed.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari" in its series Working Papers with number 2007_02.

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Date of creation: 2007
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Keywords: Job security; Firing Costs; Evaluation Policy; Fixed effect estimator.;

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  1. Ildefonso Méndez, 2008. "Promoting Permanent Employment: Lessons From Spain," Working Papers, CEMFI wp2008_0810, CEMFI.

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