Over the last three decades, the use of flexible forms of employment such as fixed-term and temporary agency work contracts has increased substantially throughout much of Europe. This development has been driven by government efforts to ease restrictions on temporary employment, whereas the regulation of permanent contracts has been left essentially unaltered.
Temporary employment: The trade-off between efficiency and equity
Elke Jahn, Regina T. Riphahn, Claus Schnabel, 10 October 2012
Assessing the recent labour market agreement in France
Gilles Saint-Paul, 1 February 2008
In my view, the recent agreement between employers and unions on labour market reforms is globally positive.
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