Are Contingent Jobs Dead Ends or Stepping Stones to Regular Jobs ? Evidence from a Structural Estimation ∗

  title={Are Contingent Jobs Dead Ends or Stepping Stones to Regular Jobs ? Evidence from a Structural Estimation ∗},
  author={Julen ESTEBAN-PRETEL and NAKAJIMA Ryo},
  • Published 2009
The proportion of part-time, dispatch, and temporary workers has increased in many developed economies in recent years. These workers receive lower average wages and benefits, and are subject to lower employment stability. This paper analyzes the effects of initially taking such jobs on the employment careers of young workers. We build an on-and-off-the-job search model, using Japanese data to perform a structural estimation of the model parameters and simulate career paths, in order to study… CONTINUE READING
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