A Multidimensional Approach to Precarious Employment Among Young Workers in EU-28 Countries
Guillermo Orfao (),
Alberto Rey () and
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Guillermo Orfao: University of Salamanca
Alberto Rey: University of Salamanca
Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 2021, vol. 158, issue 3, No 14, 1153-1178
Abstract This article uses a new multidimensional indicator to measure precariousness among young workers across all EU-28 countries. This indicator measures both the incidence and intensity of precariousness. The analysis has involved five dimensions: wages, type of contract, type of working day, disempowerment, and job insecurity. Our database is the European Union Labour Force Survey for the period 2009–2016. The main indication of precariousness is low wages. We find high rates of precariousness for Mediterranean countries (because of low wages and temporary contracts), Denmark (low wages), and the Netherlands (expansion of involuntary part-time jobs). Central European countries have moderate rates, and most Continental and Eastern countries have low rates. We also find that a higher level of education is related to a lower probability of having a precarious job. Finally, we find a greater probability of having a precarious job among women in most countries, and non-statistically significant differences by country of birth.
Keywords: Precariousness; Adjusted multidimensional precariousness rate; Young workers; European countries; Flexibilisation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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