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Non-Standard Employment and Quality of Work. The Case of Italy

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  • Tindara Addabbo
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    (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia)

  • Giovanni Solinas
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    (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia)

Abstract

The international literature on non-standard employment has mostly focussed on its impact on employment, and more recently on working and living conditions. This volume explores these issues with special reference to Italy. Italy is characterized by very low participation rates (particularly women’s), a high degree of fragmentation of labour contracts and a very intense non-standard work diffusion that make this context a particularly interesting case for analysis. New elements of discussion are provided with reference to the interaction of non-standard work, employment probability and living conditions. Interesting insights on the impact of non-standard work on the transition to stable employment and workers’ careers emerge, suggesting a possible failure of companies’ internal systems of work evaluation. The effects on labour productivity and on companies’ performance are analysed. Within this framework, a new perspective on quality of work is suggested.

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  • Tindara Addabbo & Giovanni Solinas (ed.), 2012. "Non-Standard Employment and Quality of Work. The Case of Italy," AIEL Series in Labour Economics, AIEL - Associazione Italiana Economisti del Lavoro, number 06.
  • Handle: RePEc:ail:labook:06
    Note: Published by Physica-Verlag Heidelberg.
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    Keywords

    Flexibility; Gender; Non-Standard Employment; Quality of Work; Working Time.;

    JEL classification:

    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
    • L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J42 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Monopsony; Segmented Labor Markets

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