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An inventory of employment protection legislation in France : a preserved past primarily but an uncertain future

Abstract : This chapter presents an inventory of the employment protection legislation (EPL) in France. As shown by the OECD indicators, legal provisions have met with an overall stability since the 1980s, despite some reforms weighing in favor of flexibility. Simultaneously, France has been faced with a high rate of unemployment, especially long-term unemployment, as well as with a phenomenon of dualization of its job market. Precariousness remains limited to a part of workers whose situation tends, however, to worsen. This twofold observation leads us to the conclusion that current employment protection is relatively powerless, with a bleak future. Therefore, an adaptation to current circumstances is required, such adaptation being coupled with an improvement of the training system. Flexicurity is the direction that seems unavoidable in order to guide future reforms in France.
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Hervé Charmettant. An inventory of employment protection legislation in France : a preserved past primarily but an uncertain future. Amine, S. Employment protection legislation in emerging economies, Igi-global, 2018. ⟨halshs-02057050⟩

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