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Temporary Jobs: Stepping Stones or Dead Ends?

Booth, Alison L and Francesconi, Marco and Frank, Jeff (2002) 'Temporary Jobs: Stepping Stones or Dead Ends?' The Economic Journal, 112 (480). F189-F213. ISSN 0013-0133

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Abstract

In Britain, about 7% of male employees and 10% of female employees are in temporary jobs. This proportion has been relatively stable over the 1990s. Using data from the British Household Panel Survey, we confirm the popular perception that temporary jobs are generally not desirable when compared to permanent employment. Temporary workers have lower levels of job satisfaction, receive less training and are less well-paid. There is some evidence that fixed-term contracts are a stepping stone to permanent work. Women who start in fixed-term employment and move to permanent jobs fully catch up to those who start in permanent jobs.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2012 10:19
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:26
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/2562

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