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Flexible work among recent graduates

In: Investigaciones de Economía de la Educación 6

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  • Frank Corvërs

    (Maastricht University / ROA)

  • Danielle Bertrand-Cloodt

    (Maastricht University)

  • Jesper Van Thor

    (Maastricht University)

  • Ben Kriechel

    (Maastricht University)

Abstract

This paper shows that flexible jobs are very common among graduates entering the Dutch labour market, and that these jobs are generally less attractive relative to permanent jobs. Our main conclusion is that the selection of recent graduates into either permanent or flexible jobs in the Netherlands mainly takes place at the demand side of the labour market, i.e., by employers. There is no indication that flexible work among graduates entering the labour market is related to their willingness to take risks. Only at university level are there any indications that the selection process is different.

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  • Frank Corvërs & Danielle Bertrand-Cloodt & Jesper Van Thor & Ben Kriechel, 2011. "Flexible work among recent graduates," Investigaciones de Economía de la Educación volume 6, in: Antonio Caparrós Ruiz (ed.), Investigaciones de Economía de la Educación 6, edition 1, volume 6, chapter 39, pages 625-648, Asociación de Economía de la Educación.
  • Handle: RePEc:aec:ieed06:06-39
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    Keywords

    Flexible work; temporary contracts; recent graduates; job characteristics; job mismatch; willingness to take risks;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J41 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Labor Contracts
    • M51 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Firm Employment Decisions; Promotions

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