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Non-Standard Employment and Quality of Work. The Case of Italy

Edited by Tindara Addabbo () and Giovanni Solinas ()

in AIEL Series in Labour Economics from AIEL - Associazione Italiana Economisti del Lavoro

Abstract: The international literature on non-standard employment has mostly focussed on its impact on employment, and more recently on working and living conditions. This volume explores these issues with special reference to Italy. Italy is characterized by very low participation rates (particularly women’s), a high degree of fragmentation of labour contracts and a very intense non-standard work diffusion that make this context a particularly interesting case for analysis. New elements of discussion are provided with reference to the interaction of non-standard work, employment probability and living conditions. Interesting insights on the impact of non-standard work on the transition to stable employment and workers’ careers emerge, suggesting a possible failure of companies’ internal systems of work evaluation. The effects on labour productivity and on companies’ performance are analysed. Within this framework, a new perspective on quality of work is suggested.

Keywords: Flexibility; Gender; Non-Standard Employment; Quality of Work; Working Time. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J13 J16 J21 J22 J24 J42 L25 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
ISBN: 978-3-7908-2105-5.
Note: Published by Physica-Verlag Heidelberg.
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Chapters in this book:

Ch 1 Introduction , pp 1-21 Downloads
Tindara Addabbo and Giovanni Solinas
Ch 2 A Microeconometric Analysis of Female Labour Force Participation in Italy , pp 25-37 Downloads
Massimiliano Bratti and Stefano Staffolani
Ch 3 Balancing Work and Family: New Mothers’ Employment Decisions During Childbearing , pp 39-52 Downloads
Andrea Neri, Martina Lo Conte and Piero Casadio
Ch 4 Part-Time and Temporary Employment: A Gender Perspective , pp 53-75 Downloads
Tindara Addabbo and Donata Favaro
Ch 5 The Quality of Temporary Work , pp 79-103 Downloads
Gianna Barbieri and Paolo Sestito
Ch 6 Temporary Help Workers in Italy. Where Do They Come From and Where Do They Go? , pp 105-125 Downloads
Federica Origo and Manuela Samek Lodovici
Ch 7 The Dynamics of Unemployment, Temporary and Permanent Employment in Italy , pp 127-147 Downloads
Matteo Picchio
Ch 8 Labour Market Segmentation, Flexibility and Precariousness in the Italian North East , pp 149-172 Downloads
Giuseppe Tattara and Marco Valentini
Ch 9 Quality of Work: The Case of Part-Time Work in Italy , pp 175-188 Downloads
Brendan J. Burchell
Ch 10 Does Part-Time Mean Part-Satisfaction? , pp 189-203 Downloads
Sara Depedri
Ch 11 Workers’ Lifestyle Choices, Working Time and Job Attributes , pp 205-229 Downloads
Giovanni Russo and Edwin van Hooft
Ch 12 Non-Standard Employment and Quality of Work: Towards New Forms of Measurement , pp 233-260 Downloads
Tindara Addabbo and Giovanni Solinas
Ch 13 Is There a Trade-off Between Labour Flexibility and Productivity Growth? Some Evidence from Italian Firms , pp 261-285 Downloads
Federico Lucidi

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