Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/80870
Authors: 
Chadi, Adrian
Hetschko, Clemens
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IAAEU Discussion Paper Series in Economics 04/2013
Abstract: 
Fixed-term contracts are often considered a key policy tool for increasing employment. As we show that contract limitation lowers job satisfaction using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel study, we detect a drawback of promoting temporary employment that has not been identified so far. We find that the honeymoon-hangover effect of a new job must be taken into account to reveal this result. We examine reasons why employees suffer from temporary contracts and analyse the Flexicurity idea of compensating workers with security. Our findings contribute to research on workers' well-being as well as to the debate on labour market flexibilisation.
Subjects: 
labour market flexibilisation
job satisfaction
temporary contracts
JEL: 
J28
J41
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
569.26 kB





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