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Dismissal Costs and their Impact on Employment: Evidence from Australian Small and Medium Enterprises

Freyens, Benoit; Oslington, Paul


The influence of labour market regulation on employment is intensely debated across the OECD. In Australia, the focus is currently on the employment impact of recent changes to unfair dismissal provisions. There is surprisingly little research on the magnitude and structure of dismissal costs, and this paper presents new data from a major survey of small- and medium-sized Australian enterprises. Dismissal costs are compared for different types of separations, including redundancy, uncontested...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: The Economic Record
DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4932.2007.00372.x


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