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Employment protection : its effects on different skill groups and on the incentive to become skilled

  • Nikolai Stähler

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    (Department of Economics, University of Mainz)

Employment protection affects labour market outcomes and hence the incentive to acquire skills. Using a matching model with two education levels in which workers decide ex-ante on their skill formation, it is shown that employment protection can raise the fraction of skilled workers. This will be the case if workers obtain a sufficiently large fraction of the rent created by skill formation. Furthermore, it will be shown that high-skilled workers face shorter unemployment duration and lower dismissal probabilities.

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Paper provided by Research Group Heterogeneous Labor, University of Konstanz/ZEW Mannheim in its series Working Papers of the Research Group Heterogenous Labor with number 05-07.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: 10 Oct 2005
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Handle: RePEc:knz:hetero:0507
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