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Bridge or trap? To what extent do temporary workers make more transitions to unemployment than to the standard employment contract

Gash, V. (2008). Bridge or trap? To what extent do temporary workers make more transitions to unemployment than to the standard employment contract. European Sociological Review, 24(5), pp. 651-668. doi: 10.1093/esr/jcn027

Abstract

This article analyses the transitions of temporary workers to the standard employment contract and to unemployment. Adopting a comparative framework in an attempt to identify whether labour market institutions parameterize outcomes, four countries with different forms of market structuration are analysed: France, West Germany, Denmark, and the UK. Using the European Community Household Panel survey (ECHP), spanning a period from 1995 to 2001, temporary workers’ transitions are investigated using event history analysis techniques. This article establishes higher rates of transition to permanent employment than to unemployment for most temporary workers, though strong between-country differences are found.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in European Sociological Review following peer review. The version of record Gash, V. (2008). Bridge or trap? To what extent do temporary workers make more transitions to unemployment than to the standard employment contract. European Sociological Review, 24(5), pp. 651-668. is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/esr/jcn027
Publisher Keywords: contracts, event history analysis, cross-national analysis
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/15225
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