The Flexibility of Temporary Employment in Europe

  • Margarida Rodrigues University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal
  • Cidalia Oliveira NIPE (Center of Research in Economics and Management), University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
  • Rui Silva CETRAD (Center of Transdisciplinary Development Studies), University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portuugal
Keywords: European Union, Employment, Social Protection Expenses, Temporary employment and Unemployment

Abstract

Temporary employment is not influenced by the unemployment rate, but shows a positive relation with the social protection expenses of the companies. Poland is the country with the highest percentage of temporary workers (2013). The objective of this research is to study this flexibility, by obtaining empirical evidence in the European Union, using a quantitative research method. Research is still missing towards a better understanding of the relation between temporary employment and unemployment. The relevance of understanding of the effects of temporary employment in the European Labor Market. As future research, it is suggested that this study be replicated for the time span of 2006 to 2020. This research focuses on the geographical area studied, providing a better understanding of the relation between temporary employment and unemployment. This research is based on quantitative research using a European Union secondary database (Eurostat).

Published
2021-06-15
How to Cite
[1]
M. Rodrigues, C. Oliveira, and R. Silva, “The Flexibility of Temporary Employment in Europe”, JIOS, vol. 45, no. 1, Jun. 2021.
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