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dc.contributor.authorVerick, Sheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:12:33Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:12:33Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20226-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we use a reform in the applicability of the Protection Against Dismissal Act or Kündigungsschutzgesetz in Germany to identify employment effects of the legislation for small establishments. Using a panel of establishments for the period 1997-2001, we find some evidence that a tightening of the threshold resulted in a higher probability of persistence and a lower probability of growth for the units in the treatment group during the post-reform years. When using the establishment size as according to the legislation, the effects were the strongest for establishments which were further away from the threshold. This result could reflect the presence of other institutional barriers or adjustment costs than those imposed by the Act. Alternatively, small establishments are unlikely to have perfect information regarding the applicability of the legislation. This is somewhat supported by the results when taking all employees as the measure for the establishment size. However, there is also some evidence that these results are being driven by other factors than the reform of the legislation.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 991en_US
dc.subject.jelJ23en_US
dc.subject.jelJ21en_US
dc.subject.jelJ58en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keyworddismissal protection legislationen_US
dc.subject.keyworddifference-in-differencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordlabour demanden_US
dc.subject.stwKündigungsschutzen_US
dc.subject.stwBetriebsgrösseen_US
dc.subject.stwKlein- und Mittelunternehmenen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsnachfrageen_US
dc.subject.stwBeschäftigungseffekten_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftspolitische Wirkungsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleThreshold Effects of Dismissal Protection Legislation in Germanyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn378151908en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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