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Who Is Harmed by Labour Market Regulations? Quantitative Evidence *

Gøsta Esping‐Andersen

in Why Deregulate Labour Markets?

Published in print August 2000 | ISBN: 9780199240524
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599187 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199240523.003.0004
 Who Is Harmed by Labour Market Regulations? Quantitative Evidence *

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This chapter examines the impact of labour market regulation in Europe. It shows that regulation slows down flows out of unemployment, and contributes to the unemployment problem among young and low-skilled workers. Other than these, there is no consistent nor convincing evidence on the relationship between employment protection and unemployment in quantitative literature.

Keywords: Europe; labour market regulation; labour policy; work incentives; wage behaviour; wage structure; employment protection; unemployment

Chapter.  12992 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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