The Productivity Effect of Temporary Agency Work: Evidence from German Panel Data

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Details zur Publikation

Autor(en): Hirsch B, Müller S
Zeitschrift: Economic Journal
Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2012
Band: 122
Heftnummer: 562
Seitenbereich: F216-F235
ISSN: 0013-0133


Abstract


This study investigates the effect of temporary agency work on the user firm's productivity. We hypothesise that using temporary agency work to enhance numerical flexibility and to screen job candidates may increase productivity, whereas temporary workers' lower firm-specific human capital and spillover effects on the user's permanent employees may adversely affect productivity. Other than the sparse existing literature on this issue, we exploit a large panel data set and control for time-invariant and time-varying unobserved heterogeneity by using the system GMM estimator. We find a robust hump-shaped effect of the extent of temporary agency work on the user firm's productivity. © 2012 Royal Economic Society.


FAU-Autoren / FAU-Herausgeber

Hirsch, Boris
Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Arbeitsmarkt- und Regionalpolitik
Müller, Steffen
Lehrstuhl für Statistik und empirische Wirtschaftsforschung


Zitierweisen

APA:
Hirsch, B., & Müller, S. (2012). The Productivity Effect of Temporary Agency Work: Evidence from German Panel Data. Economic Journal, 122(562), F216-F235.

MLA:
Hirsch, Boris, and Steffen Müller. "The Productivity Effect of Temporary Agency Work: Evidence from German Panel Data." Economic Journal 122.562 (2012): F216-F235.

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