Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/177182
Authors: 
Addison, John T.
Teixeira, Paulino
Grunau, Philipp
Bellmann, Lutz
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 11378
Abstract: 
This study examines the potential impact of works councils and unions on the deployment of fixed-term contracts and agency temps. We report inter al. that works councils are associated with a higher number of temporary agency workers when demand volatility is high while the opposite holds for fixed-term contracts. These disparities likely reflect differences in function, with agency work being more directed toward the protection of a shrinking core and fixed-term contacts being as much a port of entry as a buffer stock. We are also able to identify the number of new hires with a fixed-term contract as well as the number of FTC conversions (into regular employment) and renewals, the correlates of which flows are broadly consistent with the stock data.
Subjects: 
agency temps
fixed-term contracts
stepping stones
buffer stocks
labor market duality
extensive/intensive margins
works councils
unions
collective bargaining
demand volatility
complementarity
Germany
JEL: 
J21
J23
J41
J48
J51
J63
K31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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