Manufacturing plants' use of temporary workers: An analysis using census microdata

Yukako Ono, Daniel Sullivan

研究成果: Article査読

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Using plant-level data from the plant capacity utilization survey, we explore how manufacturing plants' use of temporary workers is associated with the nature of their output fluctuations and other plant characteristics. We find that plants tend to use temporary workers when their output is expected to fall; this may indicate that firms use temporary workers to reduce costs associated with dismissing permanent employees. In addition, we find that plants whose future output levels are subject to greater uncertainty tend to use more temporary workers. We also examine the effects of wage and benefit levels for permanent workers, unionization rates, turnover rates, seasonal factors, and plant size and age on the use of temporary workers; based on our results, we discuss various views of why firms use temporary workers.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)419-443
ページ数25
ジャーナルIndustrial Relations
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DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2013 4月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 労使関係
  • 戦略と経営
  • 組織的行動および人的資源管理
  • 技術マネージメントおよび技術革新管理

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