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Sous-traitance dans l'industrie et ineffectivité du droit du travail : une analyse économique

  • Corinne Perraudin


    (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS, CEE - Centre d'études de l'emploi - M.E.N.E.S.R. - Ministère de l'Éducation nationale, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche - Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Santé, SAMOS - Statistique Appliquée et MOdélisation Stochastique - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne)

  • Nadine Thèvenot


    (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS)

  • Bruno Tinel


    (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS)

  • Julie Valentin


    (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS)

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    The proposals aiming at reducing or making more flexible job protection are built upon the hypothesis according to which firms are forced to adapt toincreasing uncertainty of demand and activity. Analysing firms' behaviour in French industry, this paper shows that the increase in sub-contracting resort is related less to a rise in uncertainty than to a substitution behaviour giving greater place to commercial contracts to thedetriment of labour contracts. In conclusion, strengthening labour legislation would improve protections of workers affected by those practices.

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    Date of creation: 2006
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    1. Susan N. Houseman, 2001. "Why Employers Use Flexible Staffing Arrangements: Evidence from an Establishment Survey," ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 55(1), pages 149-170, October.
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