The Effects of Employment Protection on Labor Turnover: Empirical Evidence from Taiwan

  title={The Effects of Employment Protection on Labor Turnover: Empirical Evidence from Taiwan},
  author={Kamhon Kan and Yen-Ling Lin},
  journal={ERN: Other Organizations \& Markets: Policies \& Processes (Topic)},
  • Kamhon KanYen-Ling Lin
  • Published 17 March 2011
  • Economics
  • ERN: Other Organizations & Markets: Policies & Processes (Topic)
This paper investigates the effects of employment protection legislation on the rates of hiring, separation, worker flows, job reallocation, and churning flows for the case of Taiwan. Our empirical identification takes advantage of a reform created by Taiwan's enactment of Labor Standards Law, which has substantially increased the costs of firing, and the implementation of the law's enforcement measures. Moreover, our identification also exploits the fact that the stringency of the law's… 

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