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dc.contributor.authorBehaghel, Lucen_US
dc.contributor.authorCrépon, Brunoen_US
dc.contributor.authorSédillot, Béatriceen_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-10-14en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:07:37Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:07:37Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33169-
dc.description.abstractFrench firms laying off workers aged 50 and above have to pay a tax to the unemployment insurance system, known as the Delalande tax. This is an original case of experience rating in the European context, restricted to older workers, whose employment prospects are particularly bad. We evaluate its impact on layoff (firing) as well as on hiring, taking advantage of several changes in the measure since its introduction in 1987. We find particularly strong evidence of an adverse effect of the tax on the firms' propensity to hire older workers, thanks to a legislative change in 1992, when workers hired after the age of 50 stopped being liable for the tax. Chances to find a job increased significantly for unemployed workers older than 50, compared to workers just below 50 who remained liable for the tax. We estimate that before 1992, the tax reduced the probability that an unemployed worker aged 50 find a job by as much as 25%. Evidence on the effect on layoffs is less clear cut. The impact is sizeable only for the most stringent tax schedule, after 1998, but it is also imprecisely estimated.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 1679en_US
dc.subject.jelJ23en_US
dc.subject.jelJ63en_US
dc.subject.jelJ65en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordexperience ratingen_US
dc.subject.keywordemployment protectionen_US
dc.subject.keywordolder workersen_US
dc.subject.keywordfiringen_US
dc.subject.keywordhiringen_US
dc.titleThe perverse effects of partial employment protection reform: experience rating and French older workersen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn50115387Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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