Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/24492
Authors: 
Hagen, Tobias
Year of Publication: 
2001
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 01-71
Abstract: 
The wage effects of fixed-term contracts (FTCs) are analysed with the GSOEP for West Germany. Different estimators which take into account selection bias are used. It is shown that propensity score matching estimators which are usually applied for the evaluation of active labour market programmes are well-suited for the analysis of this topic, whereas parametric approaches find unrealistically large negative effects. The empirical evidence rejects compensating wage differentials as well as strong negative wage effects of FTCs.
Subjects: 
Fixed-term Employment
Wage Differentials
Propensity Score Matching
JEL: 
J31
C35
C14
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
572.95 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.