Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/102677
Authors: 
Abdelgouad, Ahmed Fayez
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
University of Lüneburg Working Paper Series in Economics 301
Abstract: 
Based on dual labor market theory, fixed-term contracts (FTCs) as an important feature of labor market flexibility are analyzed to test the following hypothesis: Firms in the manufacturing sector in Egypt use FTCs to adjust the level of employment to the profit maximizing level in case of demand changes. The hypothesis is supported by the results of econometric analyses with a firmlevel data set from the World Bank Enterprise Surveys. Probit and Tobit models were used to estimate the probability and intensity of different kinds of numerical labor market flexibility (FTCs utilization, hiring and firing) in Egypt. Empirical results revealed that demand changes had no effects on using FTCs in the manufacturing firms in Egypt. In addition, the results indicated that there was no effect on using hiring and firing instruments.
Subjects: 
labor market flexibility
fixed-term contracts (FTCs)
dual labor market
JEL: 
J21
J41
J42
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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