Absence of Absenteeism and Overtime work – Signaling Factors for Temporary Workers?
AbstractAccording to theories of screening and signaling, a temporary worker who shows effort should increase the probability of obtaining a permanent contract. We use two types of signals of effort: overtime and low levels of absenteeism to investigate i) whether temporary workers show more effort and ii) whether effort has a positive effect on the exit probability into permanent employment. We find that temporary workers have lower levels of absenteeism than permanent ones, but also lower levels of overtime work. Effort has little effect on the exit probability into permanent employment. However, using a competing risks model we find that working overtime decreases the probability of becoming unemployed.
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Temporary jobs; signals; absenteeism; overtime; exit; competing risk;
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- J20 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - General
- J40 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - General
- J69 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies - - - Other
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