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Title:The role of temporary help agencies in facilitating temp-to-perm transitions PDF Logo
Authors:Amuedo-Dorantes, Catalina
Malo, Miguel A.
Muñoz-Bullón, Fernando
Issue Date:2006
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 2177
Abstract:This paper evaluates the impact of agency work on temporary workers' posterior likelihood of being hired on a permanent basis. We use administrative data on two groups of temporary workers for whom we have complete work histories since they are first observed in 1998 until the year 2004. One group consists of workers employed through a temporary help agency (THA) at some point during the seven year period under examination (treated group). The other group is composed of individuals employed as direct-hire temps at some point between 1998 and the year 2004, but never via a THA (control group). Using propensity score matching methods, we find that agency workers endure a lower likelihood of being hired on a permanent basis following their temporary assignment than their direct-hire counterparts.
Subjects:temporary help agency
temporary employment
permanent employment
Spain
JEL:J2
J4
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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