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The Flexible Forms of Employment and Working Conditions: Empirical Investigation from Tunisia


  • Ilham Haouas

    () (University of Paris 1, Pantheon-Sorbonne, France)

  • Mahmoud Yagoubi


We investigate the impact of flexible forms of employment on working conditions in Tunisia. The dataset used comes from a unique survey covering 2000 workers in Tunisia and providing information on individual workers for the year 2004. Flexible forms of employment include job rotation, team work, fixed-term contract, part-time, flexible work hours, week-end work, night work, and over-time work. Working conditions are captured by occupational injuries as well as indicators of mental strain. We find that workers involved in the flexible work practices faces a higher risk of work injuries and more mental strain than workers involved in a more traditional work organization.

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  • Ilham Haouas & Mahmoud Yagoubi, 2008. "The Flexible Forms of Employment and Working Conditions: Empirical Investigation from Tunisia," Working Papers 407, Economic Research Forum, revised 06 Jan 2008.
  • Handle: RePEc:erg:wpaper:407

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