The Labour Market Regulation Index, Australia 1970-2010: Variable Definitions and Description of the Data

47 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2010 Last revised: 18 Nov 2013

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Sean Cooney

University of Melbourne - Law School

Peter G. Gahan

University of Melbourne - Department of Management and Marketing

Shelley D. Marshall

RMIT University

Richard Mitchell

Monash University - Department of Business Law & Taxation

Andrew Stewart

Adelaide Law School

Date Written: September 24, 2010

Abstract

The Longitudinal Labour Regulation Index is a measure of the strength of a countries labour law. This index was originally developed Simon Deakin and colleagues at Cambridge University (see . This document provides full variable descriptions, the reasons for our coding and a summary of the data for Australia. For comparative purposes we have retained the reasons for coding from the original UK data.

Keywords: Labour Market Regulation Index, labour law, protective strength, measures

JEL Classification: J18, K2, K31

Suggested Citation

Cooney, Sean and Gahan, Peter G. and Marshall, Shelley D. and Mitchell, Richard James and Stewart, Andrew, The Labour Market Regulation Index, Australia 1970-2010: Variable Definitions and Description of the Data (September 24, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1576907 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1576907

Sean Cooney

University of Melbourne - Law School ( email )

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Peter G. Gahan (Contact Author)

University of Melbourne - Department of Management and Marketing ( email )

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Shelley D. Marshall

RMIT University ( email )

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Richard James Mitchell

Monash University - Department of Business Law & Taxation ( email )

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Australia

Andrew Stewart

Adelaide Law School ( email )

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Adelaide 5005, South Australia SA 5005
Australia

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