Hartwell, Christopher A (2010): Employment Protection Legislation and Labor Markets in Transition: Assessing the Effects of the Labor Code in Armenia. Published in: European Journal of Comparative Economics , Vol. 7, No. 2 (December 2010): pp. 413-445.
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The effects of employment protection legislation (EPL) on a country’s labor market are clear in theory but empirical evidence is only starting to catch up. In particular, EPL is not robust as an indicator of overall unemployment, but previous panel data analyses have shown it affects the flow of workers into and out of employment. Examining monthly and quarterly data from Armenia, I find that the country’s package of EPL has this same effect, and worker flows have slowed under the country’s new Labor Code. The paradox of where Armenia’s workforce is going still remains but can be hypothesized as entering the informal sector.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Employment Protection Legislation and Labor Markets in Transition: Assessing the Effects of the Labor Code in Armenia|
|Keywords:||employment protection legislation; institutions; Armenia; transition|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J0 - General > J08 - Labor Economics Policies
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E2 - Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment > E24 - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J21 - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
|Depositing User:||Christopher Hartwell|
|Date Deposited:||25. Jul 2012 08:42|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 16:41|
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