Employment effects of the EU temporary and agency workers directive in Sweden
2014 (English)Report (Other academic)
This paper analyses possible effects on total employment, and the distribution between agency work and regular contracts as a consequence of the Swedish implementation of the EU Temporary and Agency Workers Directive in a dual labour market Mortensen-Pissarides search model. The directive states that the basic working and employment conditions for agency workers should be equal to those for a comparable employee at the client firm, and that all parties should actively facilitate the transition from agency employment to employment directly at the client firm. Even though the results suggest a negative net effect on total employment, the implementation is shown to have a positive impact on overall welfare, and that an increased transition probability from the agency sector into regular employment would contribute even more.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet , 2014. , 23 p.
Umeå economic studies, ISSN 0348-1018 ; 887
Labour law, EU directive implementation, temporary agency work, unemployment
Research subject Economics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-95348OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-95348DiVA: diva2:758771