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Employment patterns in OECD countries

Nickell, Stephen and Nunziata, Luca (2000) Employment patterns in OECD countries. CEPDP (448). Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 0753013630

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This paper studies the dynamics of labour demand and the determinants of employment rates across the OECD. We find: (i) labour demand adjusts less rapidly when employment protection is more strict and union density is higher; (ii) there is no evidence that overall job turnover is influenced by employment protection; (iii) union density and coverage are negatively related to employment/population ratios, although this effect can be entirely offset by coordination; (iv) strict employment protection laws are strongly associated with lower employment rates for women and young people but have no impact on the rates for prime age men.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2000 the authors
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2008 15:56
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2020 23:17

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