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Does Temporary Help Work Provide a Stepping Stone to Regular Employment?

Michael Kvasnicka

NBER Working Paper No. 13843
Issued in March 2008
NBER Program(s):   LS

Based on administrative data from the federal employment services in Germany, this paper applies statistical matching techniques to estimate the stepping-stone function to regular employment of temporary help work for unemployed job seekers. Our results show that workers who enter temporary help work from registered unemployment do not enjoy subsequent greater chances of employment outside temporary help work over a four-year period. Neither, however, do they suffer from future greater risks of unemployment. While our results, therefore, do not lend empirical support to a stepping-stone function of temporary help employment for the unemployed, they do neither confirm the existence of adverse effects on the future regular employment and unemployment chances of unemployed job seekers. If anything, temporary help work seems to provide an access-to-work function for the unemployed.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w13843

Published: Does Temporary Help Work Provide a Stepping Stone to Regular Employment?, Michael Kvasnicka. in Studies of Labor Market Intermediation , Autor. 2009

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