Temporary contracts and young women in Spain

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In this article we analyse the determinants of temporary employment through a balanced panel of workers from 1995 to 2000. First, we estimate a panel with 1267 individuals with ages ranging from 16 to 65 years. We obtain that the probability of having a temporary contract increases for people younger than 46 years old. Secondly, we estimate separately the sample of people younger than 46 years old and we obtain that the probability of temporality increases for young people with university level of education. More interestedly, the probability of being in a temporary contract is smaller for young women that for young men in Spain.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036840600771387

Affiliations: Faculty of Economics, Department of Economic Analysis, University of Valencia, 46022 Valencia, Spain

Publication date: June 1, 2008

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