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Labour Market Flexibility and Employment Protection Regulation in the Baltic States

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dc.creator Masso, Jaan
dc.creator Eamets, Raul
dc.date 2004
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-16T07:10:18Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-16T07:10:18Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10-16
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20384
dc.identifier ppn:387041532
dc.identifier.uri http://koha.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/10419/20384
dc.description There is increasing pressure for the flexibility of labour markets both in current EU member states and candidate countries. The paper aims to estimate the strictness of employment protection regulation, one of the most relevant aspects of labour market flexibility, and the degree of its actual enforcement, for the Baltic States. For the studies on CEE labour markets the novelty in our approach is that we use information from the applicable legislation as well as on the coverage of labour legislation and the practice of law enforcement. The analysis shows that, though overall EPL strictness is close to the average of EU countries, individual and collective dismissals are relatively heavily and temporary forms of employment relatively weakly regulated. Still, the effective flexibility is increased by larger share of less protected workers and problems with law enforcement, which may be the reason why employers? estimates on the flexibility differ somewhat from the flexibility of formal legislation. The employment protection legislation seems not to have influenced the level of unemployment in the sample of CEE countries. However, it is possible that labour markets of Baltic States will become more rigid if the law enforcement improves, with possible adverse effects on labour market performance.
dc.language eng
dc.relation IZA Discussion paper series 1147
dc.rights http://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen
dc.subject J8
dc.subject J32
dc.subject K31
dc.subject J23
dc.subject ddc:330
dc.subject employment protection legislation
dc.subject labour market flexibility
dc.subject Baltic States
dc.subject Arbeitsmarktflexibilisierung
dc.subject Kündigungsschutz
dc.subject Arbeitsrecht
dc.subject Nordosteuropa
dc.title Labour Market Flexibility and Employment Protection Regulation in the Baltic States
dc.type doc-type:workingPaper

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