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Title:Labour as a Buffer: Do Temporary Workers Suffer? PDF Logo
Authors:Francesconi, Marco
Booth, Alison L.
Frank, Jeff
Issue Date:2003
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 673
Abstract:In this paper, we investigate whether or not there is an equal opportunities dimension to regulating equal pay and conditions for temporary work. We develop a ?buffer stock? model of temporary work that suggests a number of reasons why ethnic minorities and women may be more likely to be on fixed-term contracts than comparable white males. Using three different British datasets (a random representative survey of households and two data sets of specific labour market groups), we then estimate the degree to which women and/or ethnic minorities are more likely to be on temporary contracts and estimate any associated wage differentials.
Subjects:wages
temporary employment
agency and fixed-term work
equal opportunities
JEL:J30
J21
J63
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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