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The Surge in Short-Duration Contracts in Spain

Florentino Felgueroso (), José-Ignacio García-Pérez, Marcel Jansen () and David Troncoso-Ponce
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José-Ignacio García-Pérez: Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla and FEDEA
David Troncoso-Ponce: Universidad Pablo de Olavide

De Economist, 2018, vol. 166, issue 4, 503-534

Abstract: Abstract Until the outbreak of the recent economic and financial crisis, Spain was leading the ranking of countries with the largest share of temporary employees. During the crisis this share has fallen to its lowest level in decades, but this does not mean that working conditions in Spain have improved. The flow of new temporary contracts is larger than ever before. A particularly striking feature is the steep growth in the volume of fixed-duration contracts lasting less than a week or a month. We document these trends and analyse how this phenomenon has affected the transition from temporary to permanent employment.

Keywords: Temporary jobs; Great recession; Dual labour markets (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D92 G33 J23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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