Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/141542
Authors: 
Vodopivec, Matija
Laporsek, Suzana
Vodopivec, Milan
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9783
Abstract: 
We examine the effects of a 2013 labour market reform in Slovenia which made permanent contracts less restrictive and fixed-term contracts more restrictive. Using matched employer-employee database covering the entirety of Slovenia's labour market participants, we compare the difference in outcomes for workers employed under permanent vs. fixed-term contracts before and after the legislative change. We find that the reform achieved both its stated goals of reducing labour market segmentation and improving access to jobs for vulnerable groups: (i) it increased the probability of accessing permanent jobs via transitions from both fixed-term jobs and unemployment, and (ii) it improved the accessibility of permanent jobs for both young and old workers.
Subjects: 
employment protection legislation
labor market dynamics
labor market segmentation
JEL: 
J62
J63
J68
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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