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Labour contract regulations and workers' wellbeing: International longitudinal evidence

Salvatori, Andrea (2010) 'Labour contract regulations and workers' wellbeing: International longitudinal evidence.' Labour Economics, 17 (4). pp. 667-678. ISSN 0927-5371

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Abstract

All industrialized countries have employment protection legislation (EPL) for permanent workers and restrictions on the use of temporary employment (RTE). The (ambiguous) effects of these on the levels of employment and unemployment have been extensively studied, but nothing is known empirically about their wellbeing implications. Using longitudinal data from the European Community Household Panel, the author conducts the first study of the link between both EPL and RTE and workers' wellbeing. The results provide evidence that both permanent and temporary employees gain from reforms that ease restrictions on temporary employment but leave firing costs for permanent workers unchanged. This finding contrasts with common claims found in the political economy literature. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Source info: IZA Discussion Paper No. 4685
Uncontrolled Keywords: Employment protection legislation; Temporary employment; Wellbeing; Job satisfaction
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2013 08:46
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2022 11:13
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7108

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