Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/78671
Authors: 
Larsson, Laura
Lindqvist, Linus
Nordström Skans, Oskar
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation 2005:18
Abstract: 
The paper studies if temporary jobs in the form of fixed-term replacement contracts reduce the risk of future unemployment among job-seekers. Using exact matching on labour market history and personal characteristics we find positive effects of the replacement contract on future labour market status. We also find that the longer the replacement contract the higher the probability of having an open ended contract at the same site 2–2.5 years after the start of the contract. No effect of the length is found on unemployment, employment or wages. Overall, the results suggest that receiving a fixed term contract reduces the risk of future unemployment, and that a longer contract increases the position within the workplace but not on the market in general.
Subjects: 
Unemployment
temporary employment
matching
JEL: 
J64
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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