Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/142352
Authors: 
Baumgarten, Daniel
Kvasnicka, Michael
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9913
Abstract: 
We investigate with German data how the use of temporary agency work has helped establishments to manage the economic and financial crisis in 2008/09. We examine the (regular) workforce development, use of short-time work, and business performance of establishments that made differential use of temporary agency work prior to the crisis. Overall, our results suggest that establishments with a greater use of temporary agency work coped better with the sharp decline in demand and made less frequent use of government-sponsored short-time work schemes.
Subjects: 
labour demand
employment adjustment
economic crisis
short-time work
temporary agency work
establishment data
JEL: 
E32
J23
L23
J68
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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