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

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  • Tindara Addabbo
    (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia)

  • Giovanni Solinas
    (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, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:ail:labook:06
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    Cited by:

    1. Clemente Pignatti Morano, 2014. "The determinants of overeducation: Evidence from the Italian labour market," Investigaciones de Economía de la Educación volume 9, in: Adela García Aracil & Isabel Neira Gómez (ed.), Investigaciones de Economía de la Educación 9, edition 1, volume 9, chapter 35, pages 681-698, Asociación de Economía de la Educación.
    2. Bruno, Giovanni S. F. & Caroleo, Floro Ernesto & Dessy, Orietta, 2015. "Obesity and Economic Performance of Young Workers in Italy," IZA Discussion Papers 9050, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
    3. G. S. F. Bruno & F. E. Caroleo & O. Dessy, 2014. "Temporary Contracts and Young Workers’ Job Satisfaction in Italy," AIEL Series in Labour Economics, in: Miguel Ángel Malo & Dario Sciulli (ed.), Disadvantaged Workers, edition 127, chapter 0, pages 95-120, Springer.
    4. Francesco Bartolucci & Aleksandra Baschina & Giovanni S. F. Bruno & Olga Demidova & Marcello Signorelli, 2015. "Determinants of Job Satisfaction in Young Russian Workers," Discussion Papers 7_2015, CRISEI, University of Naples "Parthenope", Italy.
    5. Fabio Berton & Matteo Richiardi & Stefano Sacchi, 2013. "Non-standard work, low-paid work and employment dynamics: evidence from an occupational perspective," Carlo Alberto Notebooks 336, Collegio Carlo Alberto.
    6. Tindara Addabbo & Marco Centra & Maurizio Curtarelli & Marco Fuscaldo & Valentina Gualtieri, 2013. "The quality of work dimensions. Results of a multivariate analysis from the Third Isfol Survey on Quality of work in Italy," Department of Economics (DEMB) 0017, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Department of Economics "Marco Biagi".
    7. Ulrich Walwei, 2014. "Times of change: what drives the growth of work arrangements in Germany? [Zeiten des Wandels: Was treibt das Wachstum atypischer Erwerbsformen in Deutschland?]," Journal for Labour Market Research, Springer;Institute for Employment Research/ Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), vol. 47(3), pages 183-204, September.
    8. Daiga Kamerade & Ursula Balderson & Brendan Burchell & Senhu Wang & Adam Coutts, 2020. "Shorter Working Week and Workers' Well-being and Mental Health," Working Papers wp522, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge.

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    Keywords

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

    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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