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Temporary Contracts across Generations: Long-term effects of a labour market reform at the margin

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  • Malo, Miguel A.
  • Cueto, Begona

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We analyze the impact of a labour market reform at the margin (an easier use of temporary contracts launched in Spain in 1984) across generations. As this type of reforms applies to new entrants into the labour market (or, in general, new hired workers), we use a regression discontinuity design to estimate a long-lasting effect on the mean temporary employment rates for generations entering into the labour market after the labour market respect to those already in the labour market. The results show a relatively small impact related with the reform at the margin. By educational levels, the estimated effect of the reform at the margin on the mean temporary employment rate is close to zero for those with university level for both genders.

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  • Malo, Miguel A. & Cueto, Begona, 2013. "Temporary Contracts across Generations: Long-term effects of a labour market reform at the margin," MPRA Paper 44275, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. García Serrano, Carlos & Malo, Miguel A., 2013. "Beyond the contract type segmentation in Spain : country case studies on labour market segmentation," ILO Working Papers 994814983402676, International Labour Organization.
    2. Malo, Miguel & Cueto, Begoña, 2014. "El empleo de los jóvenes en España: Del bloqueo en la entrada del mercado de trabajo a los programas de Garantía Juvenil
      [Young employment in Spain: From the blockade of the labour market to the Yo
      ," MPRA Paper 59473, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. repec:ilo:ilowps:481498 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    temporary employment rate; cohorts; regression discontinuity;

    JEL classification:

    • J41 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Labor Contracts
    • J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts

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