Employment Protection Regulations

Lane Kenworthy

in Jobs with Equality

Published in print July 2008 | ISBN: 9780199550593
Published online September 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191720727 | DOI:
Employment Protection Regulations

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Strict employment protection rules are typically motivated by concern for fairness rather than equality, but they may nevertheless help to reduce inequality in earnings among the employed. The concern is that they may also reduce hiring, thereby inhibiting employment growth. What does the experience of affluent countries in recent decades suggest? This chapter examines this issue.

Keywords: employment; equality; inequality; fairness

Chapter.  5726 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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