Worker representation and temporary employment in Germany : the deployment and extent of fixed-term contracts and temporary agency work / John T. Addison (Durham University Business School, University of South Carolina and IZA), Paulino Teixeira (Universidade de Coimbra and IZA), Philipp Grunau (IAB), Lutz Bellmann (IAB, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and IZA) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserAddison, John T. ; Teixeira, Paulino ; Grunau, Philipp ; Bellmann, Lutz
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, March 2018
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11378
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This study examines the potential impact of works councils and unions on the deployment of fixed-term contracts and agency temps. We report inter al. that works councils are associated with a higher number of temporary agency workers when demand volatility is high while the opposite holds for fixed-term contracts. These disparities likely reflect differences in function, with agency work being more directed toward the protection of a shrinking core and fixed-term contacts being as much a port of entry as a buffer stock. We are also able to identify the number of new hires with a fixed-term contract as well as the number of FTC conversions (into regular employment) and renewals, the correlates of which flows are broadly consistent with the stock data.