The Emergence of Temporary Work Agencies

Posted: 29 Feb 2008

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Michael Neugart

Technical University of Darmstadt

Donald Storrie

Göteborg University - Department of Economics

Abstract

A striking feature of OECD labour markets in the 1990s has been the very rapid increase of temporary agency work. We augment the equilibrium unemployment model as developed by Pissarides and Mortensen with temporary work agencies in order to show that the improvement in the matching efficiency of agencies led to the emergence and growth of temporary agency work. We also find that temporary agency work does not necessarily crowd-out other jobs.

JEL Classification: E24, J23, J41, J64

Suggested Citation

Neugart, Michael and Storrie, Donald, The Emergence of Temporary Work Agencies. Oxford Economic Papers, Vol. 58, No. 1, pp. 137-156, 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=916860

Michael Neugart (Contact Author)

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Donald Storrie

Göteborg University - Department of Economics ( email )

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SE 405 30 Gothenburg
Sweden

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