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Do changes in regulation affect employment duration in temporary work agencies?

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  • Antoni, Manfred

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    (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany])

  • Jahn, Elke J.

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    (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany])

Abstract

"Over the past three decades Germany has repeatedly deregulated the law on temporary agency work by stepwise increasing the maximum period for hiring-out employees and allowing temporary work agencies to conclude fixed-term contracts. These reforms should have had an effect on the employment duration within temporary work agencies. Based on an informative administrative data set we use hazard rate models to examine whether the employment duration has changed in response to these reforms. We find that the repeated prolongation of the maximum period for hiring-out employees significantly increased the average employment duration while the authorization of fixed-term contracts reduced employment tenure." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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Paper provided by Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany] in its series IAB Discussion Paper with number 200618.

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Length: 42 pages
Date of creation: 14 Sep 2006
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Publication status: published as: "Do changes in regulation affect employment duration in temporary help agencies?" in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 62, No. 2 (2009), p. 226-251
Handle: RePEc:iab:iabdpa:200618

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Keywords: Leiharbeit; Regulierung; Deregulierung; Arbeitnehmerüberlassungsgesetz - Reform; Leiharbeitnehmer; Beschäftigungsdauer; labour turnover; Zeitarbeit; befristeter Arbeitsvertrag; Lohnunterschied; Lohnhöhe; Tariflohn; IAB-Beschäftigtenstichprobe;

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