Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/101885
Authors: 
Junankar, Pramod N. (Raja)
Jayanthakumaran, Muhunthan
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8385
Abstract: 
This paper provides a critique of Faccini (2014) that allegedly shows that temporary contracts lead to lower unemployment in Europe. Using Faccini's data and his estimation methods, we show that the Fixed Effects estimation results collapse when we make slight alterations in the sample size or the independent variables used. The Arellano-Bond estimates are meaningless since the number of instruments is almost equal to the number of observations. To conclude we find that there is no evidence to support the conclusion that greater use of temporary contracts would decrease unemployment.
Subjects: 
unemployment
temporary contracts
employment protection
JEL: 
J64
J01
J08
J21
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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