The importance of employment protection for skill development in coordinated market economies
Harcourt, M. Wood, G. (2007). The importance of employment protection for skill development in coordinated market economies. European Journal of Industrial Relations, 13(2), 141-159.
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During the heyday of neoliberalism, employment protection was widely believed to be one of the main causes of Europe's poor economic performance and high unemployment. We challenge this view and instead argue that employment protection is crucial to preserving Europe's export success in higher value-added industries. In particular, we explore the relationship between employment protection and skills development.
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