Why Don ’ t Firms Take Advantage of More Flexible Labor Options ? Regulation , Enforcement and Corruption

@inproceedings{HallwardDriemeier2007WhyD,
  title={Why Don ’ t Firms Take Advantage of More Flexible Labor Options ? Regulation , Enforcement and Corruption},
  author={Mary Hallward-Driemeier and Brooke Helppie},
  year={2007}
}
  • Mary Hallward-Driemeier, Brooke Helppie
  • Published 2007
This paper investigates how employment regulations affect firms’ use of more flexible employment arrangements. Using firm level data from 27 countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia the paper not only looks at variations in the formal, de jure restrictions on labor practices across countries, but explores variations in their enforcement to analyze the impact of regulations on labor flexibility as experienced by firms. It finds that greater regulatory burdens are associated with more firms… CONTINUE READING
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