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 fixedterm 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. -- In den vergangenen drei Dekaden hat die deutsche Regierung das Leiharbeitsrecht mehrfach dereguliert. Betroffen hiervon waren vor allem die Überlassungshöchstdauer und die Erlaubnis, befristete Arbeitsverträge abzuschließen. Mit administrativen Daten untersuchen wir die Frage, ob die Reformen des Leiharbeitsrechts Einfluss auf die Beschäftigungsdauer in Leiharbeitsfirmen hatten. Mit der Überlassungshöchstdauer sind auch die Beschäftigungsdauern zunächst signifikant gestiegen, wohingegen die Zulassung von befristeten Arbeitsverträgen zu kürzerer Beschäftigung in Leiharbeit geführt hat.
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- 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].
- Antoni, Manfred & Jahn, Elke J., 2006. "Do Changes in Regulation Affect Employment Duration in Temporary Work Agencies?," IZA Discussion Papers 2343, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
- J48 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Particular Labor Markets; Public Policy
- C41 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Duration Analysis; Optimal Timing Strategies
- J40 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - General
- K31 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - Labor Law
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