Is there life beyond the Spanish government's aid to furloughed employees by COVID-19?

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Show simple item record Laborda Herrero, Juan Rivera Torres, Pilar Salas Fumás, Vicente Suárez, Cristina 2022-03-09T11:11:51Z 2022-03-09T11:11:51Z 2021-06-23
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Laborda, J., Rivera-Torres, P., Salas-Fumas, V., & Suárez, C. (2021). Is there life beyond the Spanish government’s aid to furloughed employees by COVID-19? PLOS ONE, 16(6), e0253331.
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the perceptions of firms in April 2020, one month after the Spanish Government declared the state of alarm, about how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect their business activity in the following months, and what employment decisions they expect to make in response. The data for the study was collected by the Government of the region of Aragon (Spain) through a survey of a non-randomly selected sample of firms located in the region. In addition to prospects and intended actions, firms were asked whether or not they had applied for ERTE aid (the Spanish job retention scheme to contain the pandemic crisis). We find that firms participating (voluntarily and anonymously) in the survey anticipated rather well the severity of the effects of the pandemic in the following months. The ERTE aid helped firms to maintain the jobs of their inactive employees, while firms that did not ask for aid responded by laying off employees. Further, the ERTE aid helped to maintain the jobs of furloughed employees, but the firms receiving ERTE aid expected to lay off the same proportion of employees as firms without that aid, controlling for the different anticipated effects of the pandemic in the two groups of firms.
dc.description.sponsorship This research was funded by the Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad and FEDER, grant number ECO2017-86305-C4-3-R and CREVALOR research group, funded by the Gobierno de Aragón. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
dc.format.extent 21
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Public Library of Science
dc.rights © 2021 Laborda et al.
dc.rights Atribución 3.0 España
dc.title Is there life beyond the Spanish government's aid to furloughed employees by COVID-19?
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
dc.subject.eciencia Empresa
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. ECO2017-86305-C4-3-R
dc.type.version publishedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 1
dc.identifier.publicationissue 6 June
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 21
dc.identifier.publicationtitle PLoS One
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 16
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000028825
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (España)
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