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Labour as a Buffer: Do Temporary Workers Suffer?

Booth, Alison L and Francesconi, Marco and Frank, Jeff Labour as a Buffer: Do Temporary Workers Suffer? [UNSPECIFIED]

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In this paper, we investigate whether or not there is an equal opportunities dimension to regulating equal pay and conditions for temporary work. We develop a “buffer stock” model of temporary work that suggests a number of reasons why ethnic minorities and women may be more likely to be on fixed-term contracts than comparable white males. Using three different British datasets (a random representative survey of households and two data sets of specific labour market groups), we then estimate the degree to which women and/or ethnic minorities are more likely to be on temporary contracts and estimate any associated wage differentials.

Uncontrolled Keywords: J21, J30, J63, wages, temporary employment, agency and fixed-term work, equal opportunities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
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Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2014 13:15
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:51

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