This study examines age-dependent employment protection by extending the theory of equilibrium unemployment to account for a finite working life-time. The potential employment gains related to employment protection are high for older workers. But higher firing taxes for older workers increase job de...

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Volume: 121
Main Author: Arnaud Chéron
Jean-Olivier Hairault
François Langot
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Trade
Place of publication: Oxford, UK Blackwell Publishing 01.12.2011
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published in: The Economic journal (London) Vol. 121; no. 557; pp. 1477 - 1504
Data of publication: 20111201
ISSN: 0013-0133
EISSN: 1468-0297
Discipline: Economics
Bibliography: Corresponding author: Jean‐Olivier Hairault, University of Paris 1, 106‐112 Boulevard de l'Hôpital, 75647 Paris Cedex 13, France. Email
We are grateful to two anonymous referees and the Editor particularly for their helpful remarks and suggestions. We are also indebted to P. Beaudry, G. Violante and A. Zylberberg and all participants at the following seminars and conferences for helpful comments: Crest (2007), Lausanne (2009), Luxembourg (2009), UBC‐Vancouver (2009) and SED (2009). This article is a revised version of the IZA Working Paper 3851. Financial support through a grant from Cepremap (Paris) is gratefully acknowledged. Any errors and omissions are ours.
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