Employment

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Delocalizations: Political Challenges of a Still Not Well Understood Phenomenon

on February 6th, 2009 | Growth

Free trade, the prevailing economic policy for over fifty years, is being called into question in South America, the United States and France. At the core of the apprehension lies China, whose increasingly skilled workers earn much lower salaries than those of developed countries.Far from being confined to the political arena, this issue is being […]

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The prohibition of discrimination on grounds of age in employment: a "cultural revolution"?

The prohibition of discrimination on grounds of age in employment: a « cultural revolution »?

on February 6th, 2009 | Values

The prohibition of discrimination on grounds of age constitutes a “cultural revolution” for the French society. Employers and public authorities, accustomed to relying upon age criteria to articulate their employment and policy choices for years, now have to modify their approach. What is the specificity of “age” by comparison with other “suspect” criteria? How does […]

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Is the Single Contract Such a Good Idea?

on October 2nd, 2008 | Growth

In setting out his presidential agenda, Nicolas Sarkozy committed to a single employment contract which would take the place of the current ongoing (CDI) and fixed-term (CDD) contracts. This project, also included in the UMP’s agenda, was mentioned in the background document sent by the French Prime Minister to social partners prior to their meeting […]

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