Inhaltsbereich: Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung
Best Paper Award 2008 of the Journal for Labour Market Research (Zeitschrift für ArbeitsmarktForschung, ZAF)
The publishers of the Journal for Labour Market Research (Zeitschrift für ArbeitsmarktForschung, ZAF) have conferred the Best Paper Award for the best article of 2008. The prize, which includes prize money of 1,000 euros, goes to:
- Bernhard Boockmann (Institute for Applied Economic Research, IAW), Daniel Gutknecht (University of Warwick) and Susanne Steffes (Centre for European Economic Research, ZEW).
Their article, which is entitled "The effect of employment protection on the stability of 'new' employment contracts (Die Wirkung des Kündigungsschutzes auf die Stabilität 'junger' Beschäftigungsverhältnisse)", appeared in the topical issue on flexibilisation potentials in heterogeneous labour markets (2-3/2008).
In their study, the prizewinners use the lowering of the threshold value in the German Employment Protection Act of 1999 quasi as a natural experiment. The results suggest that employment protection has a positive effect on the employment stability of newly created working relationships. The publishing committee sees the study as an original contribution which is of high relevance to labour market policy, one that is convincing because of its persuasive research design, a very careful preparation and analysis of data, and its clear diction.
Die Wirkung des Kündigungsschutzes auf die Stabilität "junger" Beschäftigungsverhältnisse
IAB and the publishing committee of ZAF gratulate the prizewinners warmly. We would like to mention here that articles co-authored by members of the ZAF publishing committee were a priori excluded from the appraisal.
Suitable articles from the fields of the labour market, education and jobs can be submitted to Springer Publishers.