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dc.contributor.authorBoockmann, Bernharden_US
dc.contributor.authorHagen, Tobiasen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1993-1999en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-16T14:56:20Z-
dc.date.available2009-02-16T14:56:20Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/24454-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates under which conditions firms use fixed-term contracts, subcontracted and freelance work. Using a probit model which accounts for unobserved heterogeneity, we find that positive changes in expected or actual turnover are associated with a higher probability of employing atypical work, which suggests that these forms of employment are used as means of adjustment. Other important factors are employees? skill levels, investment in information technology, and the existence of collective wage agreements and works councils. Furthermore, a natural experiment is used to evaluate the impact of dismissal protection for permanent workers on the use of flexible working contracts. There is clear evidence that reducing dismissal protection decreases the demand for fixed-term employment.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheim-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 01-33en_US
dc.subject.jelJ42en_US
dc.subject.jelJ23en_US
dc.subject.jelC23en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordFlexible working contractsen_US
dc.subject.keywordfixed-term employmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordlabour demanden_US
dc.subject.keywordadjustment costsen_US
dc.subject.stwBefristeter Arbeitsvertragen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsnachfrageen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmobilitäten_US
dc.subject.stwQualifikationen_US
dc.subject.stwUngeschützte Beschäftigungen_US
dc.subject.stwKündigungsschutzen_US
dc.subject.stwBetriebsraten_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleThe use of flexible working contracts in West Germany: evidence from an establishment panelen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn332087522en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:5388-
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