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Fixed-term contracts and dismissal protection

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"In our paper, we analyze the impact of German employment protection legislation on the firms' employment adjustment patterns. We explore a reform of the Protection Against Dismissal Act (PADA) in 2004 that decreased the employment protection in small establishments and thus generated a quasi-experiment. Extending previous studies we distinguish between open-ended and fixed-term contracts, as the latter might be used to circumvent the PADA. Difference-in-differences estimations based on IAB Establishment Panel data show no overall effect of the reform on firms' employment adjustment patterns. However, the proportion of hirings based on fixed-term contracts decreases." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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Bellmann, Lutz; Gerner, Hans-Dieter; Hohendanner, Christian (2014): Fixed-term contracts and dismissal protection * Evidence from a policy reform in Germany. (Universität Lüneburg. Working paper series in economics, 320), Lüneburg, 18 S.
 

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