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Job Stability and Gender Perspectives Application of a Logistic Regression Model


  • J. Antonio Ariza Montes

    (Faculty of Business – ETEA – affiliated to the University Of Cordoba)

  • Mariano Carbonero Ruz

    (Faculty of Business – ETEA – affiliated to the University Of Cordoba)

  • Ma Del Carmen López Martín

    (Faculty of Business – ETEA – affiliated to the University Of Cordoba)

  • Belén Gutiérrez Villar

    (Faculty of Business – ETEA – affiliated to the University Of Cordoba)


Several changes have been taking place in the labour market since the 1970s that have created the right climate to spur organisations and workers to demand greater flexibility in employment. In this context, temporary employment has been the focus of many research papers and temporary contracts have been used as a tool to achieve labour flexibility. In order to understand the situation in Andalusia (Spain), this paper aims to identify the decisive factors in permanent employment. To this end, starting hypotheses will be defined about the decisive factors in permanent employment and the positive or negative significance of their influence; the starting hypotheses will then be tested empirically using a logistic regression model on a sample population of wage earners in Andalusia. In the second stage, given that the ratio of temporary contracts is much higher among women, the variable ‘gender’ is likely to be decisive in the construction of the regression model, therefore the decisive factors for permanent employment in Andalusia will be evaluated separately for men and women, in order to calibrate the impact of gender on job stability. Finally, based on the estimated probabilities of having a permanent job depending on gender, the degree of labour discrimination faced by women in the Andalusian labour market will be analysed.

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  • J. Antonio Ariza Montes & Mariano Carbonero Ruz & Ma Del Carmen López Martín & Belén Gutiérrez Villar, 2008. "Job Stability and Gender Perspectives Application of a Logistic Regression Model," Economic Analysis, Institute of Economic Sciences, vol. 41(1-2), pages 59-72.
  • Handle: RePEc:ibg:eajour:v:41:y:2008:i:1-2:p:59-72

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    Gender discrimination; temporary employment; logistic regression models;

    JEL classification:

    • B41 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - Economic Methodology
    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination


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