Cahuc, Pierre Charlot, Olivier Malherbet, Franck Benghalem, Helène Limon, Emeline
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IZA Discussion Papers 10352
This paper analyzes the consequences of the taxation of temporary jobs recently introduced in several European countries to induce firms to create more open-ended contracts and to increase the duration of jobs. The estimation of a job search and matching model on French data shows that the taxation of temporary jobs does not reach its objectives: it reduces the mean duration of jobs and decreases job creation, employment and welfare of unemployed workers. We find that a reform introducing an open-ended contract without layout costs for separations occurring at short tenure would have opposite effects.
temporary jobs employment protection legislation taxation