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Labour contracts and the stepping-stone effect in Emilia-Romagna: A multinomial analysis

Maria Giovanna Bosco () and Elisa Valeriani

Economics - The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal (2007-2020), 2019, vol. 13, No 2019-16, 24 pages

Abstract: Do short-term contracts facilitate the transition into permanent contracts? We use a rich administrative database for the Emilia-Romagna northern region in Italy from 2008 to 2012 to run a stepping-stone analysis and evaluate which contractual agreement is more likely to lead to a permanent working position. We find that individual specific characteristics make it more likely for a worker to be employed with a specific contractual agreement and that the contribution towards more working stability varies with the previous contract. We conclude that fixed-term positions act more as stumbling blocks than building blocks for open-ended contracts.

Keywords: Dependent labour; labour market institutions; career analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J20 J21 J41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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