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The Surge in Short-Duration Contracts in Spain

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  • Florentino Felgueroso

    (FEDEA)

  • José-Ignacio García-Pérez

    (Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla and FEDEA)

  • Marcel Jansen

    () (IZA, Fedea, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

  • David Troncoso-Ponce

    (Universidad Pablo de Olavide)

Abstract

Abstract Until the outbreak of the recent economic and financial crisis, Spain was leading the ranking of countries with the largest share of temporary employees. During the crisis this share has fallen to its lowest level in decades, but this does not mean that working conditions in Spain have improved. The flow of new temporary contracts is larger than ever before. A particularly striking feature is the steep growth in the volume of fixed-duration contracts lasting less than a week or a month. We document these trends and analyse how this phenomenon has affected the transition from temporary to permanent employment.

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  • Florentino Felgueroso & José-Ignacio García-Pérez & Marcel Jansen & David Troncoso-Ponce, 2018. "The Surge in Short-Duration Contracts in Spain," De Economist, Springer, vol. 166(4), pages 503-534, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:decono:v:166:y:2018:i:4:d:10.1007_s10645-018-9319-x
    DOI: 10.1007/s10645-018-9319-x
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    1. Samuel Bentolila & Juan Jose Dolado & Juan F. Jimeno, 2019. "Dual Labour Markets Revisited," CESifo Working Paper Series 7479, CESifo Group Munich.
    2. Bentolila, Samuel & Dolado, Juan J. & Jimeno, Juan F., 2019. "Dual Labour Markets Revisited," IZA Discussion Papers 12126, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
    3. Bas Weel, 2018. "The Rise of Temporary Work in Europe," De Economist, Springer, vol. 166(4), pages 397-401, December.
    4. Samuel Bentolila & Marcel Jansen, 2019. "La implantación de la FP dual en España: La experiencia de Madrid," Studies on the Spanish Economy eee2019-32, FEDEA.

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    Keywords

    Temporary jobs; Great recession; Dual labour markets;

    JEL classification:

    • D92 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Intertemporal Firm Choice, Investment, Capacity, and Financing
    • G33 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Bankruptcy; Liquidation
    • J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand

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