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Work safety in the context of temporary employment: The Spanish experience

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  • Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes

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A rise in work injuries in Spain that has coincided with increased employment flexibility has fired debate among unions, employers, and policy-makers. This paper examines the relationships among temporary work, working conditions, and the likelihood of work accidents and illnesses. An analysis of employee-level and establishment-level data from a 1997 survey conducted by the Spanish Department of Labor suggests that, consistent with a claim made by unions, the single most important determinant of the likelihood of work-related injury and illness is working conditions, not education or tenure. As a result, although temporary workers exhibit higher work injury and illness rates than permanent workers, they exhibit a lower likelihood of work injury and illness than permanent workers once the analysis controls for a given set of working conditions. (Author's abstract.)

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Volume (Year): 55 (2002)
Issue (Month): 2 (January)
Pages: 262-285

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Handle: RePEc:ilr:articl:v:55:y:2002:i:2:p:262-285

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  1. Pouliakas, Konstantinos & Theodossiou, Ioannis, 2010. "An Inquiry into the Theory, Causes and Consequences of Monitoring Indicators of Health and Safety at Work," IZA Discussion Papers 4734, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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  4. Bande, Roberto & López-Mourelo, Elva, 2014. "The spatial distribution of workplace accidents in Spain: assessing the role of workplace inspections," MPRA Paper 56767, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Maria Guadalupe, 2002. "The hidden costs of fixed term contracts: the impact on work accidents," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 20064, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
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  7. Moral De Blas, Alfonso & Corrales-Herrero, Helena & Martín-Román, Ángel, 2012. "Glass Ceiling or Slippery Floors? Understanding Gender Differences in the Spanish Worker’s Compensation System/¿Techo de cristal o suelo resbaladizo? Comprendiendo las diferencias de género en el ," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 30, pages 311-340, Abril.
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  9. Martina Cioni & Marco savioli, 2011. "Accidents and illnesses at the workplace Evidence from Italy," Department of Economics University of Siena 608, Department of Economics, University of Siena.

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