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Contingent worksharing

  • Piccirilli, Giulio
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    In a setting that focuses on efficient dynamic hours-workers substitution we show that contingent worksharing contributes to worker retention during bad business spells and to sustained hiring during good spells. As a consequence, average employment increases on both accounts. We also show that worksharing interacts with firing costs in affecting workforce decisions and determines the sign of the employment impact from an increase in firing restrictions.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Research in Economics.

    Volume (Year): 63 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
    Pages: 135-143

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:reecon:v:63:y:2009:i:2:p:135-143
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