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Stepping stones for the unemployed: the effect of temporary jobs on the duration until (regular) work
Uppsala University, Units outside the University, Office of Labour Market Policy Evaluation.
2011 (English)In: Journal of Population Economics, ISSN 0933-1433, E-ISSN 1432-1475, Vol. 24, no 1, 107-139 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Transitions from unemployment into temporary work are often succeeded by a transition from temporary into regular work. This paper investigates whether temporary work increases the transition rate to regular work. We use longitudinal survey data of individuals to estimate a multi-state duration model, applying the 'timing of events' approach. The data contain multiple spells in labour market states at the individual level. We analyse results using novel graphical representations, which unambiguously show that temporary jobs shorten the unemployment duration, although they do not increase the fraction of unemployed workers having regular work within a few years after entry into unemployment.

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2011. Vol. 24, no 1, 107-139 p.
Keyword [en]
Unemployment, Temporary work, Job search
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Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-148077DOI: 10.1007/s00148-009-0287-yISI: 000286038300005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-148077DiVA: diva2:401272
Available from: 2011-03-02 Created: 2011-03-01 Last updated: 2011-03-02Bibliographically approved

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