Detailed Description of Employment Protection Legislation for Latin America and the Caribbean 2014

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Aug 2015
The Employment Protection Legislation (EPL) methodology developed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) measures the degree of stringency of employment protection legislation of OECD and G20 countries, to determine, amongst others, its labour market impacts. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in collaboration with the OECD, has applied this methodology to Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries.This document presents detailed description of employment protection legislation for 21 countries in the region as of December 31s, 2013. Brazil was prepared by OECD as part of the 2013 update; information corresponds to 2012. Chile and Mexico were prepared by OECD as part of the 2013 update.