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Taxation of Temporary Jobs: Good Intentions with Bad Outcomes?

Pierre Cahuc, Olivier Charlot, Franck Malherbet (), Helène Benghalem () and Emeline Limon ()
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Helène Benghalem: CREST
Emeline Limon: University of Cergy-Pontoise

No 10352, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Abstract: This paper analyzes the consequences of the taxation of temporary jobs recently introduced in several European countries to induce firms to create more open-ended contracts and to increase the duration of jobs. The estimation of a job search and matching model on French data shows that the taxation of temporary jobs does not reach its objectives: it reduces the mean duration of jobs and decreases job creation, employment and welfare of unemployed workers. We find that a reform introducing an open-ended contract without layout costs for separations occurring at short tenure would have opposite effects.

Keywords: temporary jobs; employment protection legislation; taxation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J63 J64 J68 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dge, nep-eur, nep-lab and nep-ltv
Date: 2016-11
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