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Firing and training costs and labour market segmentation

Author(s): Serra, Sara

Date: 2016

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Origin: Repositório Institucional da UNL

Subject(s): Labour market institutions; Search and matching; work-related training; Fixed-term contracts; Domínio/Área Científica::Ciências Sociais; Domínio/Área Científica::Ciências Sociais; Domínio/Área Científica::Ciências Sociais


This dissertation consists of three essays on the labour market impact of firing and training costs. The modelling framework resorts to the search and matching literature. The first chapter introduces firing costs, both liner and non-linear, in a new Keynesian model, analysing business cycle effects for different wage rigidity degrees. The second chapter adds training costs in a model of a segmented labour market, accessing the interaction between these two features and the skill composition of the labour force. Finally, the third chapter analyses empirically some of the issues raised in the second chapter.

Document Type Doctoral thesis
Language English
Advisor(s) Franco, Francesco
Contributor(s) Serra, Sara
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