The index aims to provide a measure of the extent to which a given aspect of employment or labour relations is regulated (from the point of view of the employer) or protected (from the point of view of the worker).
The Index is becoming widely used by the research community, governments, and international agencies, to study the interaction of legal and institutional change with wider economic, political and social trends, including the rise of the platform economy.
Initial findings from the new coding suggest some strengthening of the rules governing the employment status of workers, including those in gig/platform work. New analysis of the Datasets will further explore the relationship between digitalisation and employment regulation.
The updated dataset is expected to be published in 2022.
The CBR-LRI is constructed using a version of ‘leximetric’ methodology which provides a basis for the quantitative analysis of legal rules (Lele and Siems, 2007; Adams and Deakin, 2015). The process is detailed in the Codebook that accompanies the dataset.