ERIC Number: EJ676880
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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The Role of Temporary Agency Employment in Tight Labor Markets.
Houseman, Susan N.; Kalleberg, Arne L.; Erickcek, George A.
Industrial and Labor Relations Review, v57 n1 p105-27 Oct 2003
Case studies of six hospitals and five auto parts suppliers showed that in high-skilled occupations, employers paid more to temporary agency help than regular staff. In low-skilled occupations, temporary agencies facilitated use of riskier workers. Temporaries may relieve pressure to raise wages in tight labor markets, perhaps contributing to stagnant wage growth and low unemployment. (Contains 19 references.) (SK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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