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Involuntary non-standard employment: evidence from Italian regions

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  • De Vita, Glauco
  • Livanos, Ilias
  • Salotti, Simone

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Using European Union Labour Force Survey data on over 2.5 million workers in Italian regions for the period 1999-2010, we investigate the determinants of involuntary non-standard (temporary and part-time) employment (INE). We find that regional differences significantly affect the probability of workers being involuntarily employed in non-standard jobs, with higher probabilities for workers in the southern and insular regions than in the rest of the country. Women, young individuals, and low-skilled workers are particularly at risk of INE. The same holds for graduates, whose chances of finding satisfactory full-time permanent jobs are lower than those of individuals with diplomas. Finally, we find that INE follows a counter-cyclical behaviour, with it more likely to be higher when GDP growth is low and unemployment high.

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  • De Vita, Glauco & Livanos, Ilias & Salotti, Simone, 2014. "Involuntary non-standard employment: evidence from Italian regions," MPRA Paper 58117, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Involuntary employment; regions; part-time employment; temporary employment; non-standard employment;

    JEL classification:

    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population

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