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Title: Flexibility policies in the Italian labour market: some effects of the Treu reform
Authors: Waldmann, Robert J.
Sciulli, Dario
Issue Date: 29-Aug-2008
Abstract: In last two decades, countries characterized by high levels of employment protection legislation (EPL) have introduced flexibility policies, in order to reduce elevated and persistent unemployment rates. European policy makers implemented reforms "at the margin", allowing for reduced protection only for some new contractual forms (called atypical contracts), characterized by lower firing costs. In Italy the first reform "at the margin" was implemented with the introduction of the Treu Law (L. 196/97), which introduced temporary contracts and made fixed-term contracts more widely allowed, in order to make the labour market more dynamic and to decrease the unemployment rate. To best of my knowledge, my thesis represents the first attempt to evaluate the effects of the Treu Reform on the Italian labour market. It is constituted by three chapters. The first of them consists in a survey in which I present a summary of framework approaches to analyse these policies and the more imp...
Description: 19. ciclo
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2108/593
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