Avoiding the employment relationship: Outsourcing and labour substitution among French manufacturing firms, 1984–2003

Avoiding the employment relationship: Outsourcing and labour substitution among French manufacturing firms, 1984–2003

Author: 
PERRAUDIN, Corinne
Publisher: 
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Record type: 
Responsibility: 
THÈVENOT, Nadine, jt. author
VALENTIN, Julie, jt. author
Journal Title: 
International Labour Review
Source: 
International Labour Review,Vol.152,no.3-4,December 2013,pp. 525–547
Abstract: 

Using a comprehensive data set for French manufacturing firms with over 20 employees, the authors quantify the use of outsourcing and show how it has spread since the mid-1980s, leading to the substitution of external labour for in-house labour. Empirical analysis suggests that firms outsource in order to bypass the effects of the employment relationship and circumvent their labour law obligations.

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CITATION: PERRAUDIN, Corinne. Avoiding the employment relationship: Outsourcing and labour substitution among French manufacturing firms, 1984–2003 . : International Labour Organization (ILO) , . International Labour Review,Vol.152,no.3-4,December 2013,pp. 525–547 - Available at: http://library.au.int/avoiding-employment-relationship-outsourcing-and-labour-substitution-among-french-manufacturing-4