Economics at your fingertips  

Atypical Employment and Prospects of the Youth on the Labor Market in a Crisis Context

Hélène Couprie () and Xavier Joutard ()
Additional contact information
Xavier Joutard: Université de Cergy-Pontoise, THEMA

No 2017-08, THEMA Working Papers from THEMA (THéorie Economique, Modélisation et Applications), Université de Cergy-Pontoise

Abstract: We compare the entrance trajectories of two cohorts of young people into the labor market seven years after leaving the French educational system. We focus our analysis on the employment consequences of atypical employment spells, i.e. part time and temporary work contracts using a Markovian model of labor market transitions with fixed effects. We estimate the stepping-stone effect of atypical employment towards the employment norm of full-time open-ended contract on four gender-education segments of the population. We then disentangle the trend from the Great Recession effect using a dif-in-dif approach. This brings new insights about the redistributive impact of an economic crisis accross gender. Unintended positive effects of the crisis on the trajectory of men transiting through temporary employment spells (external flexibility leverage) is brought to light. Women’s chances to reach the employment norm through transitory spells of part-time work (internal flexibility leverage) appear to be affected negatively by the crisis.

Keywords: school-to-work transition; crisis; gender; stepping-stone (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C23 J62 J64 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (14) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) (application/pdf)

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:

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in THEMA Working Papers from THEMA (THéorie Economique, Modélisation et Applications), Université de Cergy-Pontoise Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Stefania Marcassa ().

Page updated 2019-05-13
Handle: RePEc:ema:worpap:2017-08