Effects of the 'Principle of Non-Discrimination' on Temporary Agency Work: Compensation and Working Conditions of Temporary Agency Workers in 15 European Countries

14 Pages Posted: 8 May 2006

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Werner Nienhüser

University of Duisburg-Essen

Wenzel Matiaske

Helmut-Schmidt-University / University of the Armed Forces; German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Abstract

This article examines, with reference to Europe (EU-15), whether temporary agency workers experience less favourable working conditions and compensation than employees with a standard employment contract. Furthermore, it analyses whether the same differences exist in European countries with and without the principle of non-discrimination in force. The results show that discrimination of temporary workers persists even when we control for other factors. Second, in countries with the principle of non-discrimination in force, the discrimination is higher with respect to employer-provided training.

Suggested Citation

Nienhüser, Werner and Matiaske, Wenzel, Effects of the 'Principle of Non-Discrimination' on Temporary Agency Work: Compensation and Working Conditions of Temporary Agency Workers in 15 European Countries. Industrial Relations Journal, Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 64-77, January 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=875912 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2338.2006.00390.x

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Wenzel Matiaske

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