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Reforming Employment Protection Legislation in France, Jianping Zhou

Abstract
Over the last 15 years, the reforms of employment protection legislation (EPL) in European countries have mainly eased hiring and firing restrictions for temporary employment while leaving the strict EPL provisions for regular or permanent contracts unchanged. Recent reforms in France follow this pattern. Using a search-matching model, we argue that this type of partial reform is inefficient: easing restrictions on temporary jobs fosters both job creation and job destruction, but strict EPL discourages both. The overall impact on equilibrium unemployment is thus ambiguous, depending on the characteristics of the specific labor market. Simulations of the model, calibrated for the French labor market, suggest that the job destruction effect is stronger, thus raising the unemployment rate
Table Of Contents
""Contents""; ""I. INTRODUCTION""; ""II. EMPLOYMENT PROTECTION LEGISLATION (EPL) IN FRANCE""; ""III. LITERATURE REVIEW""; ""IV. ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK""; ""V. SIMULATION RESULTS""; ""VI. CONCLUDING REMARKS""; ""REFERENCES""
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
"April 2006."
Physical Description
1 online resource (29 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9786613821232

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