Temporary employment: The trade-off between efficiency and equity

Elke Jahn, Regina T. Riphahn, Claus Schnabel, 10 October 2012

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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.

Topics: Labour markets
Tags: efficiency, equity, temporary contracts, unemployment

Assessing the recent labour market agreement in France

Gilles Saint-Paul, 1 February 2008

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In my view, the recent agreement between employers and unions on labour market reforms is globally positive.

Topics: Labour markets
Tags: benefit system, France, labour market reforms, temporary contracts, turnover costs, unemployment

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