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Worker Turnover and Job Reallocation: The Role of Fixed-Term Contracts

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  • Garcia Serrano, Carlos

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This paper analyzes the role of fixed-term contracts in bringing about simultaneous worker flows and worker and job turnover in Spain. After exploring the issue that hirings (separations) are not restricted to growing (declining) establishments and that most firms are simultaneously engaged in hiring and separating workers, the extent of total worker turnover and its components is computed by contractual status. The findings are that worker and job turnover is higher for temporary employment and that fixed-term contracts are used mainly for rotation purposes, although they also account for the majority of job creation and destruction. Copyright 1998 by Royal Economic Society.
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  • Garcia Serrano, Carlos, 1999. "Worker Turnover and Job Reallocation: The Role of Fixed-Term Contracts," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 51(1), pages 237-237, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:oxecpp:v:51:y:1999:i:1:p:237a
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