Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/68705
Authors: 
Nielen, Sebastian
Schiersch, Alexander
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Schumpeter Discussion Papers 2012-004
Abstract: 
A growing proportion of employees are working under fixed-term contracts. This paper empirically analyzes whether this strategy actually improves firm productivity. To this end, a large dataset of German manufacturing firms and various panel data models are used in order to reveal the expected non-linear effect. Thereby the analysis also takes into account distortions that may result from selection into the use of fixed-term employment. The results of the investigation show that there is no significant effect of fixed-term employment on labor productivity when controlling for the selection effect.
Subjects: 
fixed-term employment
labor productivity
manufacturing
JEL: 
D24
L23
L60
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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