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Title:Looking Beyond the Bridge: How Temporary Agency Employment Affect Labor Market Outcomes PDF Logo
Authors:Jahn, Elke J.
Rosholm, Michael
Issue Date: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
Appears in Collections:Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2010: Ökonomie der Familie

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