Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125285
Authors: 
Muravyev, Alexander
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2014 [Issue:] 63
Abstract: 
Employment protection legislation aims to shield employees against unfair dismissal and earning reductions at the time of job loss. Theory suggests that employment protection stabilizes employment over cyclical upturns and downturns without necessarily increasing general unemployment. However, recent evidence from transition and emerging economies shows that employment protection legislation tends to raise unemployment among disadvantaged groups, particularly youth, and may increase informal work. Employment protection policies thus require careful consideration of their unintended effects.
Subjects: 
employment protection
unemployment
informality
transition and emerging economies
JEL: 
J68
K31
P20
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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