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Cutting back workers' protection does not lead to stronger growth (20.07.2015)

A recent ILO flagship report looks at the employment impact of labour reforms. As the global financial crisis peaked in 2008, some countries, notably in Europe, introduced legislative changes that reduced the level of protection for workers. Against the backdrop of limited fiscal space and rising unemployment, these countries argued that such changes would help stimulate economic growth and job creation but a recent ILO study showed no link between less protection for workers and stronger growth .

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23.07.2015 - Marjolaine Rion