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Lane Kenworthy

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199550593

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550593.001.0001

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Employment Protection Regulations

Employment Protection Regulations

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(p.115) 6 Employment Protection Regulations
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Jobs with Equality
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Lane Kenworthy (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550593.003.0006

Strict employment protection rules are typically motivated by concern for fairness rather than equality, but they may nevertheless help to reduce inequality in earnings among the employed. The concern is that they may also reduce hiring, thereby inhibiting employment growth. What does the experience of affluent countries in recent decades suggest? This chapter examines this issue.

Keywords:   employment, equality, inequality, fairness

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