OECD Employment Protection Legislation Indicators and Reform

7 Pages Posted: 13 Aug 2019 Last revised: 22 Jul 2020

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Ewan McGaughey

School of Law, King's College, London; Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge; University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law

Date Written: June 27, 2019

Abstract

This note sets out remarks for the current functioning and the need for reform of the OECD Employment Protection Legislation indicators. It discusses (1) the conceptual framework, including the methodology, of the OECD EPL Indicators, (2) the substance and coding of the indicators, including significant problems that we can see, and (3) the practical implications which flow from the Indicators as they currently stand. It suggests that convergence with other indicators, particularly those developed by the Cambridge Centre for Business Research, or the International Labour Organisation, is desirable to ensure a common legal and factual basis for assessing the economic impacts of labour rights.

Keywords: labour rights, labour law, OECD, employment protection

JEL Classification: K32, J01

Suggested Citation

McGaughey, Ewan, OECD Employment Protection Legislation Indicators and Reform (June 27, 2019). TLI Think! Paper Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3434922 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3434922

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