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

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Busk, Henna ; Dauth, Christine ; Jahn, Elke:
Do changes in regulation affect temporary agency workers’ job satisfaction?
In: Industrial Relations. Vol. 56 (2017) Issue 3 . - pp. 514-544.
ISSN 1468-232X
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/irel.12184

Abstract in another language

This paper evaluates how a reform relaxing regulations of the temporary help service sector in Germany affected job satisfaction of male temporary agency workers. We isolate the causal effect of this reform by combining a difference-in-difference and matching approach using rich survey data. We find that the regulatory change substantially decreased agency workers’ job satisfaction while leaving regular workers’ job satisfaction 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 robust to the use of different specifications and placebo tests.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: temporary agency employment; deregulation; job satisfaction
Subject classification: J28, J41, J88
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics > Chair Economics > Lehrstuhl Volkswirtschaftslehre mit Schwerpunkt Arbeitsmarktforschung - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Elke Jahn
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics > Chair Economics
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2018 07:42
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2018 07:42
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/42882