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Temporary Jobs, Institutions, and Wage Inequality within Education Groups in Central-Eastern Europe

Cristiano Perugini () and Fabrizio Pompei ()

World Development, 2017, vol. 92, issue C, 40-59

Abstract: In this paper we investigate the drivers of wage inequality within education groups in Central-Eastern European Countries by employing EU-SILC microdata before (2007) and after (2012) the crisis. Our main focus is on the variability of temporary/permanent workers wage gap and on the role of institutions (labor market deregulation, union density, and wage coordination) in shaping the gap across education groups and along the wage distribution. Results, obtained by means of OLS and quantile regression methods, confirm that holding a temporary position corresponds to a statistically significant negative wage gap with respect to permanent jobs, especially for low-paid jobs and tertiary educated workers. The impact of institutional settings on the wage gap varies remarkably across education groups and wage levels, and strongly depends on the macroeconomic conditions.

Keywords: temporary workers, education, wage inequality; labour market institutions; quantile regression (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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