Employment protection legislation and job stability: a European cross-country analysis

Cazes, Sandrine and Tonin, Mirco (2010) Employment protection legislation and job stability: a European cross-country analysis. International Labour Review, 149, (3), 261-285. (doi:10.1111/j.1564-913X.2010.00087.x).


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Based on Eurostat data on wage employment for the period 1999–2006, this article investigates the dynamics of job tenure across the European Union. The authors’ analysis shows no generalized decline in job tenure, but a trend towards shorter tenure among young workers (aged 15–24 years) in many European countries. Their regression results indicate that this trend is associated with the weakening of employment protection provided by law and by trade unions. Given young workers’ weak individual bargaining power, the trend towards individualization of the employment relationship may thus affect them disproportionately.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1111/j.1564-913X.2010.00087.x
ISSNs: 1564-913X (electronic)
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Keywords: job stability, epl, youth
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Economics
ePrint ID: 150091
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
September 2010Published
Date Deposited: 05 May 2010 09:07
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:23
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/150091

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