Project Information - Completed Study

Title: On the Efficient Functioning of Labor Markets and the Role of Temporary Employment Contracts
Description: This paper examines the "contractualization" issue in the light of the European country experience of persistently high unemployment rates and lagging job creation during periods of economic growth. The purpose of this paper is simply to articulate a cautionary note based on preliminary reading of immediately available data. By raising questions about the analytical and empirical grounding of the "anti-contractualization" policy proposal, the study hopes to slow down the rush to judgment about the use of temporary employment contracts (TECs). A more informed view of the policy proposals would allow time to find more efficient and less counter-productive alternatives to the proposed curtailment of TEC use.
Investigator: Paqueo, Vicente B.
Publications: N/A