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The Spanish Experiment: Pros and Cons of Flexibility at the Margin

Luis Toharia and Miguel A. Malo

in Why Deregulate Labour Markets?

Published in print August 2000 | ISBN: 9780199240524
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599187 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199240523.003.0012
 The Spanish Experiment: Pros and Cons of Flexibility at the Margin

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This chapter examines the impact of the Spanish government’s introduction of ‘flexibility at the margin’ on employment and unemployment. This change affected the economy’s capacity to create jobs. It facilitated the creation of a wider dual labour market with a primary sector in which workers enjoyed significant stability, and a secondary sector in which employment stability is lacking.

Keywords: Spain; labour market regulation; labour policy; flexibility at the margin; employment; unemployment

Chapter.  10975 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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