Do Changes in Regulation Affect Employment Duration in Temporary Work Agencies?
AbstractOver 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.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 2343.
Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2006
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Publication status: published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2009, 62 (2), 226-251
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- Antoni, Manfred & Jahn, Elke J., 2006. "Do changes in regulation affect employment duration in temporary work agencies?," Discussion Papers 44, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Chair of Labour and Regional Economics.
- Antoni, Manfred & Jahn, Elke J., 2006. "Do changes in regulation affect employment duration in temporary work agencies?," IAB Discussion Paper 200618, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].
- C41 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Duration Analysis; Optimal Timing Strategies
- J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
- J40 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - General
- J48 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Particular Labor Markets; Public Policy
- K31 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - Labor Law
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- NEP-ALL-2006-10-28 (All new papers)
- NEP-LAB-2006-10-28 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-LAW-2006-10-28 (Law & Economics)
- NEP-REG-2006-10-28 (Regulation)
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