EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

The Surge in Short-Duration Contracts in Spain

Florentino Felgueroso (), José-Ignacio García-Pérez, Marcel Jansen () and David Troncoso-Ponce
Additional contact information
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
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (4) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10645-018-9319-x Abstract (text/html)
Access to the full text of the articles in this series is restricted.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:kap:decono:v:166:y:2018:i:4:d:10.1007_s10645-018-9319-x

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer. ... cs/journal/10645/PS2

Access Statistics for this article

De Economist is currently edited by Rob Alessie, Bas ter Weel, Casper van Ewijk, Jan C. van Ours and Frank de Jong

More articles in De Economist from Springer
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla ().

 
Page updated 2019-04-19
Handle: RePEc:kap:decono:v:166:y:2018:i:4:d:10.1007_s10645-018-9319-x