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dc.contributor.authorAlmeida, Rita K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSusanli, Z. Bilgenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-30en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-07T10:42:49Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-07T10:42:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201110263440-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/55040-
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines how stringent de facto firing regulations affect firm size throughout the developing world. We exploit a large firm level dataset across 63 countries and within country variation in the enforcement of the labor codes in countries with very different de jure firing regulations. Our findings strongly suggest that firms facing a stricter enforcement of firing regulations are on average smaller. We interpret this finding as supportive of the fact that more stringent de facto firing regulations tend to reduce average employment. We also find robust evidence that this effect is stronger for more labor intensive manufacturing firms, especially those operating in low-technology sectors. Evidence also shows that this negative correlation does not hold in countries with a very weak rule of law.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6006en_US
dc.subject.jelJ21en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelK20en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordlabor marketsen_US
dc.subject.keyworddeveloping countriesen_US
dc.subject.keywordfiring regulationsen_US
dc.subject.keywordenforcementen_US
dc.subject.keywordmicro dataen_US
dc.subject.stwKündigungsschutzen_US
dc.subject.stwRechtsdurchsetzungen_US
dc.subject.stwBetriebsgrößeen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungsländeren_US
dc.titleFiring regulations and firm size in the developing world: Evidence from differential enforcementen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn684399334en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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