Job-Specific Investment and the Cost of Dismissal Restrictions : The Case of Portugal

The Case of Portugal

Job-Specific Investment and the Cost of Dismissal Restrictions : The Case of Portugal
Using a search and matching labor market equilibrium model, this paper quantifies lost labor productivity and consumption per worker that emerges from the restrictions on dismissals. Dismissal restrictions hamper the efficient reallocation of workers, with workers remaining longer in jobs. But the restrictions also tend to induce job-specific... READ MORE...

Publication date: April 2003
ISBN 9781451849752
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