Low-Income and Low-Skilled Workers Involvement in Nonstandard Employment. Choice of Temporary Worker and Comparison Groups


In this section, we first discuss the definitions of the temporary worker groups (referred to as treatment groups) and the nontemporary worker comparison groups (referred to as comparison groups). We then discuss the details of the propensity score regression analysis used to construct the comparison groups. The factors used in the propensity score regression analysis are those thought to affect both labor market outcomes and decisions to work for temporary agencies (e.g., demographic characteristics, work history, family structure). Using the constructed comparison groups, we estimate the effects of temporary employment on outcome measures one year after the start of a spell of temporary employment.