Journal Article
No. 2019-16 | February 26, 2019
Labour contracts and the stepping-stone effect in Emilia-Romagna: a multinomial analysis

Abstract

Do short-term contracts facilitate the transition into permanent contracts? We use a rich administrative database for the Emilia-Romagna northern region in Italy from 2008 to 2012 to run a stepping-stone analysis and evaluate which contractual agreement is more likely to lead to a permanent working position. We find that individual specific characteristics make it more likely for a worker to be employed with a specific contractual agreement and that the contribution towards more working stability varies with the previous contract. We conclude that fixed-term positions act more as stumbling blocks than building blocks for open-ended contracts.

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J20, J21, J41

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Maria Giovanna Bosco and Elisa Valeriani (2019). Labour contracts and the stepping-stone effect in Emilia-Romagna: a multinomial analysis. Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, 13 (2019-16): 1–24. http://dx.doi.org/10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2019-16


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