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Do changes in regulation affect temporary agency workers' job satisfaction?

Henna Busk, Elke Jahn and Christine Singer ()
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Henna Busk: University of Jyväskylä
Christine Singer: Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg, Germany ; University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

No 201508, IAB-Discussion Paper from Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany]

Abstract: "This paper evaluates the impact on temporary agency workers' job satisfaction of a reform that considerably changed regulations covering the temporary help service sector in Germany. We isolate the causal effect of this reform by combining a difference- in-difference and matching approach and using rich survey data. We find that the change of the law substantially decreased agency workers' job satisfaction while regular workers' job satisfaction remained unchanged. Further analysis reveals that the negative effect on agency workers' job satisfaction can be attributed to a decrease in wages and an increase in perceived job insecurity. These results are also robust to the use of different specifications and placebo tests." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

Keywords: Bundesrepublik Deutschland; Leiharbeit; Leiharbeitnehmer; Reform; Arbeitnehmerüberlassungsgesetz; Zeitarbeit; Arbeitszufriedenheit (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J28 J41 J88 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 28 pages
Date: 2015
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