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Measuring Atypical Jobs: Levels and Changes


  • Leonello Tronti
  • Francesca Ceccato
  • Eleonora Cimino


Over the past years, non-standard, flexible employment contracts have gained in importance in many OECD countries. This has made it difficult for statisticians to apply standard classifications of working arrangements to measure and analyse labour market developments. This paper presents a new classification of atypical working arrangements, developed by Istat, the Italian Statistical Institute. The paper also uses this classification to quantify the level of atypical jobs and their development between 1996 and 2002 ... Au cours des dernières années, les contrats de travail flexibles, non standards, ont pris de l’importance dans beaucoup des pays de l’OCDE. Cela rend difficile aux statisticiens l’utilisation des classifications standard des organisations de travail pour la mesure et l’analyse des développements du marché du travail. Cette étude présente une nouvelle classification des différentes organisations de travail atypiques, développée par Istat, l’Institut Statistique Italien. L’étude utilise aussi cette classification afin de quantifier le nombre de contrats de travail atypiques et leur développement entre 1996 et 2002 ...

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  • Leonello Tronti & Francesca Ceccato & Eleonora Cimino, 2004. "Measuring Atypical Jobs: Levels and Changes," OECD Statistics Working Papers 2004/1, OECD Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:stdaaa:2004/1-en
    DOI: 10.1787/304848747482

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    1. Fabio Berton, 2008. "The (long) run out of unemployment: are temporary jobs the shortest way?," LABORatorio R. Revelli Working Papers Series 76, LABORatorio R. Revelli, Centre for Employment Studies.
    2. Emiliano Mandrone & Manuel Marocco & Debora Radicchia, "undated". "Is decline in employment the outcome or cause of crisis in Italy?," Working Papers 0007, ASTRIL - Associazione Studi e Ricerche Interdisciplinari sul Lavoro.

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