The Italian employment protection legislation was modified in 1990 making more costly for small firms to dismiss employees. Using a difference-in-differences estimator to compare absenteeism rates in small and large firms we find a strong increase of shirking in small firms.

Shirking and Employment Protection Legislation: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

SCOPPA, Vincenzo
2010-01-01

Abstract

The Italian employment protection legislation was modified in 1990 making more costly for small firms to dismiss employees. Using a difference-in-differences estimator to compare absenteeism rates in small and large firms we find a strong increase of shirking in small firms.
2010
Absenteeism; Shirking; Employment protection legislation
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