This article reframes the debate on the consequences of flexibilization in European labour markets focusing on the unexplored impact of temporary employment on occupational wages for permanent workers. Exploiting the variation in the temps' density within occupation and age groups across European countries between 2003 and 2010, we find that temporary contracts negatively affect occupational average wages for insiders' workers. These results are still robust using a dynamic system based on generalized method of moments (GMM-SYS) to account for potential endogeneity issues. We also explore the existence of heterogeneity across different occupational clusters and institutional settings. Our estimates indicate that the knock-on effect is large in countries with low employment protection legislation and it is driven by occupations characterized by untechnical work logics.

Bellani, D., Bosio, G., Knockin’ on heaven’s door? Reframing the debate on temporary employment and wages: Evidence from Europe, <<SOCIO-ECONOMIC REVIEW>>, 2021; 19 (3): 869-907. [doi:10.1093/ser/mwz042] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/273815]

Knockin’ on heaven’s door? Reframing the debate on temporary employment and wages: Evidence from Europe

Bellani, Daniela
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Bosio, Giacomo
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2021

Abstract

This article reframes the debate on the consequences of flexibilization in European labour markets focusing on the unexplored impact of temporary employment on occupational wages for permanent workers. Exploiting the variation in the temps' density within occupation and age groups across European countries between 2003 and 2010, we find that temporary contracts negatively affect occupational average wages for insiders' workers. These results are still robust using a dynamic system based on generalized method of moments (GMM-SYS) to account for potential endogeneity issues. We also explore the existence of heterogeneity across different occupational clusters and institutional settings. Our estimates indicate that the knock-on effect is large in countries with low employment protection legislation and it is driven by occupations characterized by untechnical work logics.
2021
Inglese
Bellani, D., Bosio, G., Knockin’ on heaven’s door? Reframing the debate on temporary employment and wages: Evidence from Europe, <<SOCIO-ECONOMIC REVIEW>>, 2021; 19 (3): 869-907. [doi:10.1093/ser/mwz042] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/273815]
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