A Positive Analysis of Targeted Employment Protection Legislation

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dc.contributor.author Dolado, Juan José
dc.contributor.author Jansen, Marcel
dc.contributor.author Jimeno, Juan F.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-02T10:26:48Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-02T10:26:48Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation The BE Journal of Macroeconomics, 2007, 7, 1, 28 p.
dc.identifier.issn 1935-1690
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/3204
dc.description.abstract In many countries, Employment Protection Legislation (EPL) establishes less strict dismissal procedures for specific groups of workers. This paper builds a simple matching model with heterogeneous workers in order to analyze this feature of EPL. We use the model to analyze the effects of reforms targeted at lowering the firing costs of a particular group of workers, and compare the results with those stemming from a comprehensive reform that reduces firing costs for all workers. The model is calibrated for the Spanish economy, where an important reform of this kind took place in 1997. Overall, our results point out that EPL reforms achieve the largest reduction in unemployment when they are targeted to workers with lower and more volatile productivity.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Berkeley Electronic Press (Berkeley)
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other firing costs
dc.subject.other unemployment
dc.subject.other matching
dc.title A Positive Analysis of Targeted Employment Protection Legislation
dc.type article
dc.type.review PeerReviewed
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.relation.publisherversion http://www.bepress.com/bejm/vol7/iss1/art14
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
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