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Title:Do temporary contracts affect TFP? Evidence from Spanish manufacturing firms PDF Logo
Authors:Dolado, Juan José
Stucchi, Rodolfo
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:IZA discussion papers 3832
Abstract:This paper evaluates the impact of the widespread use of fixed-term contracts in Spain on firms' TFP, via its effect on workers' effort. We propose a simple analytical framework showing that, under plausible conditions, workers' effort depends positively on their perception (for given level of effort) about firms' willingness to convert fixed-term contracts into permanent ones. We test this implication using manufacturing firm level data from 1991 to 2005 by means of nonparametric tests of stochastic dominance and parametric multivariate regression approaches. Our main findings are that high conversion rates increase firm's productivity while high shares of temporary contracts decrease it. Both effects are quantitatively relevant.
Subjects:Temporary workers
workers' effort
firms' TFP
JEL:C14
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-20081127611
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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