In their Open-Access article published in the European Sociological Review Michael Gebel and Johannes Giesecke evaluated the effectiveness of employment protection reforms for youth labour markets throughout Europe
In their Open-Access article published in European Sociological Review, Michael Gebel and Johannes Giesecke "Does Deregulation Help? The Impact of Employment Protection Reforms on Youths’ Unemployment and Temporary Employment Risks in Europe" evaluated the effectiveness of employment protection reforms for youth labour markets throughout Europe. They show that deregulating the use of temporary contracts increased temporary employment risks of youths but did not reduce unemployment risks. In contrast, some evidence is found that decreasing the protection of permanent jobs was successful in decreasing risks of inequality/insecurity (in terms of temporary jobs) without affecting the risks of labour market exclusion.