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dc.contributor.authorSá, Filipaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-09en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:29:32Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:29:32Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-2008032631en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/34804-
dc.description.abstractHigh levels of employment protection reduce hiring and firing and have a theoretically ambiguous effect on the employment level. Immigrants, being new to the labor market, may be less aware of employment protection regulations and less likely to claim their rights, which may create a gap between the costs for employers of hiring a native relative to hiring an immigrant. This paper tests that hypothesis drawing on evidence for the EU and on two natural experiments for Spain and Italy. The results suggest that strict employment protection legislation (EPL) gives immigrants a comparative advantage relative to natives. Stricter EPL is found to reduce employment and reduce hiring and firing rates for natives. By contrast, stricter EPL has no effect on most immigrants and may even increase employment rates for those who have been in the country for a longer time.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3414en_US
dc.subject.jelJ6en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEmployment protectionen_US
dc.subject.keywordimmigrationen_US
dc.subject.stwKündigungsschutzen_US
dc.subject.stwBeschäftigungseffekten_US
dc.subject.stwMigrantenen_US
dc.subject.stwAsymmetrische Informationen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsnachfrageen_US
dc.subject.stwKündigungen_US
dc.subject.stwEU-Staatenen_US
dc.subject.stwSpanienen_US
dc.subject.stwItalienen_US
dc.titleDoes employment protection help immigrants? Evidence from European labor marketsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn560862180en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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