Identifying the Substitution Effect of Temporary Agency Employment
10 Pages Posted: 14 Apr 2012
This paper fills a gap in the literature by investigating whether temporary agency employment substitutes regular employment. To take into account the interaction between the two employment forms, we identify a SVAR model with correlated innovations by volatility regimes. We show that a positive shock to temporary agency employment increases overall employment, but also leads to substitution of regular jobs.
Keywords: temporary agency employment, substitution effect, Germany
JEL Classification: C32, J21, J41
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