Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/18565
Authors: 
Bauer, Thomas K.
Bender, Stefan
Bonin, Holger
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
RWI Discussion Papers 14
Abstract: 
Based on a large employer-employee matched data set, the paper investigates the effects of variable enforcement of German dismissal protection legislation on the employment dynamics in small establishments. Specifically, using a difference-in-differences approach, we study the effect of changes in the threshold scale exempting small establishments from dismissal protection provisions on worker flows. In contrast to the predictions of the theory, our results indicate that there are no statistically significant effects of the dismissal protection legislation on worker turnover.
Subjects: 
Employment Protection
Linked-Employer-Employee Data Set
Difference-in-Differences
JEL: 
J58
J23
J21
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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