Shirking and employment protection legislation: Evidence from a natural experiment

The Italian employment protection legislation was modified in 1990 making more costly for small firms to dismiss employees. Using a difference-in-differences estimator to compare absenteeism rates in small and large firms we find a strong increase of shirking in small firms.

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Volume: 107
Main Author: Scoppa, Vincenzo
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: LAUSANNE Elsevier B.V 2010
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Elsevier
published in: Economics letters Vol. 107; no. 2; pp. 276 - 280
ORCID: 0000-0002-2774-0258
Data of publication: 2010
ISSN: 0165-1765
1873-7374
EISSN: 1873-7374
Discipline: Economics
Series: Economics Letters
Subjects:
J41
M51
J45
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: Social Sciences Citation Index
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