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dc.contributor.authorMasso, Jaanen_US
dc.contributor.authorEamets, Raulen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:13:42Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:13:42Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20384-
dc.description.abstractThere is increasing pressure for the flexibility of labour markets both in current EU memberstates and candidate countries. The paper aims to estimate the strictness of employmentprotection regulation, one of the most relevant aspects of labour market flexibility, and thedegree of its actual enforcement, for the Baltic States. For the studies on CEE labour marketsthe novelty in our approach is that we use information from the applicable legislation as wellas on the coverage of labour legislation and the practice of law enforcement. The analysisshows that, though overall EPL strictness is close to the average of EU countries, individualand collective dismissals are relatively heavily and temporary forms of employment relativelyweakly regulated. Still, the effective flexibility is increased by larger share of less protectedworkers and problems with law enforcement, which may be the reason why employers?estimates on the flexibility differ somewhat from the flexibility of formal legislation. Theemployment protection legislation seems not to have influenced the level of unemployment inthe sample of CEE countries. However, it is possible that labour markets of Baltic States willbecome more rigid if the law enforcement improves, with possible adverse effects on labourmarket performance.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion paper series |x1147en_US
dc.subject.jelJ8en_US
dc.subject.jelJ32en_US
dc.subject.jelK31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ23en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordemployment protection legislationen_US
dc.subject.keywordlabour market flexibilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordBaltic Statesen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmarktflexibilisierungen_US
dc.subject.stwK├╝ndigungsschutzen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsrechten_US
dc.subject.stwNordosteuropaen_US
dc.titleLabour Market Flexibility and Employment Protection Regulation in the Baltic Statesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn387041532en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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