Data Set Description

The Evolution of the Regulation of Labour in the USSR, the CIS and the Baltic States, 1985–2009 Logo

We have generated new data on Employment Protection Legislation (EPL) in the successor states of the former USSR - the CIS and Baltic States - from 1985 - 2009. We adopted the OECD approach to quantifying regulations of the labor market and calculated detailed time series for each of the items used in version II of the OECD EPL Index. The data were obtained in a consistent fashion across countries and over time from a large array of national and international legal sources. To date the OECD data on employment protection remain not only the most widely used, but also perhaps the least criticized on methodological grounds

Date Created: 2014-06-21

Scope of Data Set

Subject Terms: EMPLOYMENT POLICY, LABOUR MARKET, LABOUR POLICY, TRANSITION ECONOMIES

Time Periods: 1985 - 2009

Citation(s)

Publication(s)

IZA Discussion Paper(s)

Availability:

Restricted Access


Investigator(s):
  1. Muravyev, Alexander (St.Petersburg University - St.Petersburg School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics)
Type:

Time series

Source:

Synthesis, Aggregation, Employment Protection

Coverage:

Country


Geographic Coverage:
 ARMENIA  AZERBAIJAN  BELARUS  ESTONIA  GEORGIA  KAZAKHSTAN  KYRGYZSTAN  LATVIA  LITHUANIA  MOLDOVA, REPUBLIC OF  RUSSIAN FEDERATION  TAJIKISTAN  TURKMENISTAN  UKRAINE  UZBEKISTAN