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The Impact of Dual Labor Markets on Labor Productivity: Evidence from the OECD (in Korean)

Koangsung Choi (), Jieun Lee () and Chung Choe ()
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Koangsung Choi: Department of Applied Economics, Hanyang University
Jieun Lee: Economic Research Institute, Bank of Korea

Economic Analysis (Quarterly), 2019, vol. 25, issue 3, 1-29

Abstract: This paper examines the impact of a dual labor market structure on labor productivity using unbalanced panel data from 29 OECD member countries between 1990 and 2015. By applying a variety of regression models on the panel data (e.g., a pooled regression, a fixed effects model and a GMM), we explore how changes in worker-type composition among temporary, permanent and self-employed workers contribute to productivity growth. While it appears that our results differ slightly, depending on the econometric models, overall an increase in the share of permanent workers leads to a relatively higher increase in productivity growth. On the other hand, it is also seen that the effects of the share of temporary workers on labor productivity are considerably lower than that of permanent and self-employed workers. To sum it up, our findings indicate that an increase in temporary workers could have an adverse effect on labor productivity.

Keywords: Dual Labor Market; Labor Productivity; Permanent and Temporary Workers (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J20 J21 J24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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