Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20437
Authors: 
Cahuc, Pierre
Algan, Yann
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 1192
Abstract: 
This paper shows that employment protection is influenced by the male breadwinner conception which is itself shaped by religions. First, by using international individual surveys, we document that Catholics, Muslims and Orthodoxs are more likely to support such "macho values" than Protestants and atheists. Second, we develop a model showing that such a macho bias yields support to job protection legislation. This prediction is strongly supported by OECD panel data regressions including country-fixed effects.
Subjects: 
job protection
political economy
religion
JEL: 
J16
J20
J71
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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