Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2010: Ökonomie der Familie - Session: Econometric Duration Models of the Labor Market No. C11-V1
This paper comprehensively analyzes the stepping-stone effect of temporary agency employment. Using the timing-of-events approach, we not only investigate whether temporary agency employment is a bridge into regular employment but also at the individual's post-unemployment wages and post-unemployment job stability for Danish unemployed workers. We find evidence for large positive treatment effects. Agency employment is particularly a successful search strategy for immigrants. Moreover, our results suggest that taking up a temp job may improve the quality of post-unemployment jobs in terms of employment stability and post-wages indicating that agency employment may improve subsequent matching quality.
temporary agency employment stepping stone employment stability earnings Denmark