Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/37492
Authors: 
Jahn, Elke J.
Rosholm, Michael
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2010: Ökonomie der Familie - Session: Econometric Duration Models of the Labor Market C11-V1
Abstract: 
This paper comprehensively analyzes the stepping-stone effect of temporary agency employment. Using the timing-of-events approach, we not only investigate whether temporary agency employment is a bridge into regular employment but also at the individual's post-unemployment wages and post-unemployment job stability for Danish unemployed workers. We find evidence for large positive treatment effects. Agency employment is particularly a successful search strategy for immigrants. Moreover, our results suggest that taking up a temp job may improve the quality of post-unemployment jobs in terms of employment stability and post-wages indicating that agency employment may improve subsequent matching quality.
Subjects: 
temporary agency employment
stepping stone
employment stability
earnings
Denmark
JEL: 
C41
J64
J40
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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