Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/102747
Authors: 
Sachs, Andreas
Smolny, Werner
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 14-080
Abstract: 
This paper analyzes the role of labor market institutions for youth unemployment, as contrasted to total unemployment. The empirical results are basically consistent with an insider view of labor market institutions. Labor market institutions tend to protect (older) employees but might harm (young) entrants. Remarkable is especially the significant and very high effect of employment protection for regular jobs on youth unemployment. In addition, the combined effects of powerful unions and a coordinated wage bargaining system are beneficial for older people and detrimental to youth. Finally, the paper establishes significant labor supply effects and effects of the education system on youth and total unemployment.
Subjects: 
Youth unemployment
labor market institutions
age-specific unemployment
JEL: 
E02
E24
J21
J68
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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