Economics at your fingertips  

Impact of an Employment Policy on Companies' Expectations Fulfilment

Javier Espinosa-Brito, Carlos Yevenes-Ortega, Gonzalo Franetovic-Guzman and Diana Ochoa-Diaz

Papers from

Abstract: We study the effect of Chile's Employment Protection Law (Ley de Protecci\'on del Empleo, EPL), a law which allowed temporal suspensions of job contracts in exceptional circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic, on the fulfillment of firms' expectations regarding layoffs. We use monthly surveys directed at a representative group of firms in the national territory. This panel data allows to follow firms through time and analyze the match between their expectations and the actual realization to model their expectation fulfilment. We model the probability of expectation fulfilment through a logit model that allows for moderation effects. Results suggest that for those firms that expected to fire workers, for the firms that used the EPL, the odds they finally ended up with a job separation are 50% of the odds for those that did not used the EPL. Small firms increase their probability of expectation fulfilment in 11.9% when using the EPL compared to large firms if they declared they were expecting to fire workers.

Date: 2022-04
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) Latest version (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Papers from
Bibliographic data for series maintained by arXiv administrators ().

Page updated 2022-05-07
Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:2204.05500