Fischer, Justina AV and Somogyi, Frank (2009): Globalization and Protection of Employment.
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Unionists and politicians frequently claim that globalization lowers employment protection of workers. This paper tests this hypothesis in a panel of 28 OECD countries from 1985 to 2003, differentiating between three dimensions of globalization and two labor market segments. While overall globalization is shown to loosen protection of the regularly employed, it increases regulation in the segment of limited-term contracts. We find the economic one to drive deregulation for the regularly employed, but the social one to be responsible for the better protection of workers in atypical employment. We offer political economy arguments as explanations for these differential effects.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Globalization and Protection of Employment|
|Keywords:||Globalization; international trade; integration; employment protection; labor standards; unions; cross-country analysis; panel data analysis|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F16 - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F15 - Economic Integration
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J8 - Labor Standards: National and International > J81 - Working Conditions
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O5 - Economywide Country Studies > O57 - Comparative Studies of Countries
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J8 - Labor Standards: National and International > J83 - Workers' Rights
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C3 - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables > C33 - Models with Panel Data; Longitudinal Data; Spatial Time Series
|Depositing User:||Justina AV Fischer|
|Date Deposited:||27. Sep 2009 16:10|
|Last Modified:||17. Feb 2013 06:25|
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