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Atypical employment in Europe 1996-2011


  • Allmendinger, Jutta
  • Hipp, Lena
  • Stuth, Stefan


To assess the influence of nonstandard employment for the labor market participation of different demographic groups, we provide detailed descriptions of the development of atypical employment in comparison to standard employment, unemployment, and economic inactivity between 1996 and 2011. In our analyses, we distinguish between fixedterm employment, solo self-employment, substantial part-time work (between 20 and 35 hours/week), and marginal part-time work (less than 20 hours/week). By simultaneously considering standard employment, atypical employment, and non-employment, we are able to assess the consequences of flexible labor markets for the economic integration of different population groups, such as women, the elderly, young people, or the low-skilled.

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  • Allmendinger, Jutta & Hipp, Lena & Stuth, Stefan, 2013. "Atypical employment in Europe 1996-2011," Discussion Papers, Presidential Department P 2013-003, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:wzbpre:p2013003

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    1. Antje Mertens & Vanessa Gash & Frances McGinnity, 2007. "The Cost of Flexibility at the Margin. Comparing the Wage Penalty for Fixed-term Contracts in Germany and Spain using Quantile Regression," LABOUR, CEIS, vol. 21(4-5), pages 637-666, December.
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    Labor Market; Nonstandard Employment; Atypical Employment; Part-time; Temporary Jobs; Solo self-employment; International Comparison; Europe;

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    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
    • J82 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - Labor Force Composition

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