Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/36069
Authors: 
Salvatori, Andrea
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 4554
Abstract: 
In the EU, one in seven employees work on temporary contracts associated with lower pay and less training. Using workplace-level data from 21 countries, I show that, in contrast with previous evidence for the US, unionized workplaces are more likely to use temporary employment across Europe. To address the endogeneity of unions, I then use a British dataset and exploit variation over time and across occupations to control for workplace unobserved heterogeneity. This confirms that unions contribute to creating contract duality in the labour market and thus do not limit the ability of firms to adjust employment through flexible contracts.
Subjects: 
Temporary employment
unions
panel data
JEL: 
J41
J51
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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