Employment Protection Reform, Enforcement in Collective Agreements and Worker Flows

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Fredrik Heyman

Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)

Per Skedinger

Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN); Linnaeus University - School of Business and Economics

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Date Written: October 2016

Abstract

We analyze a reform of notice periods for employer‐initiated separations in Sweden, which reduced the notice periods for newly hired older workers substantially but implied minor or no changes in the advance notices for younger workers. The reform was initiated at different times depending on collective agreement. These circumstances provide ample opportunity for the identification of its effects. Our findings indicate heterogeneous effects on hirings and separations across collective agreements.

Suggested Citation

Heyman, Fredrik and Skedinger, Per, Employment Protection Reform, Enforcement in Collective Agreements and Worker Flows (October 2016). Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 55, Issue 4, pp. 662-704, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2835738 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/irel.12155

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Per Skedinger

Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) ( email )

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Stockholm, SE-102 15
Sweden

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Linnaeus University - School of Business and Economics ( email )

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Sweden

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