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The Dilemmas of Labour Market Regulation

Marino Regini

in Why Deregulate Labour Markets?

Published in print August 2000 | ISBN: 9780199240524
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599187 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199240523.003.0002
 The Dilemmas of Labour Market Regulation

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This chapter examines the concepts of ‘flexibility’ and ‘deregulation’ used in the debate on labour markets. It argues that the outright deregulation of labour markets may be neither feasible nor beneficial in terms of greater flexibility. Both flexibility and deregulation have numerous meanings and a range of consequences, which should be carefully considered before taking any action.

Keywords: labour market; deregulation; flexibility

Chapter.  7668 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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