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Transitions into Permanent Employment in Spain:An Empirical Analysis for Young Workers

Fernando Muñoz-Bullón () and J. Ignacio García-Pérez
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: J. Ignacio García Pérez ()

No 2007-09, Working Papers from FEDEA

Abstract: We analyze the Spanish temporary workers’ transitions into permanent employment and to what extent those who become unemployed are able to achieve a permanent job. Our focus is placed on the role of the individual’s sequence of temporary contracts on the probability of moving from temporary into permanent employment. We apply multiple-spell duration techniques to a longitudinal dataset of temporary workers obtained from Social Security records for the period 1996-2003. We basically find that even though transitions into permanent employment increase with tenure, temporary jobs do not constitute stepping stones towards permanent employment, since the probability of obtaining a permanent job decreases with repeated temporary jobs. Results also show that individuals with high duration of unemployment flow into permanent work less frequently.

Date: 2007-05
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