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Title: Can Fixed-Term Contracts Put Low-Skilled Youth on a Better Career Path? Evidence from Spain
Author: García-Pérez, José Ignacio
Marinescu, Ioana
Vall Castelló, Judit
Keywords: Contractes de treball
Edat i ocupació
Educació i desenvolupament econòmic
Labor contract
Age and employment
Education and economic development
Issue Date: May-2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract: By reducing the commitment made by employers, fixed-term contracts can help low-skilled youth find a first job. However, the long-term impact of fixed-term contracts on these workers' careers may be negative. Using Spanish social security data, we analysed the impact of a large liberalisation in the regulation of fixed-term contracts in 1984. Using a cohort regression discontinuity design, we find that over the first 10 years in the labour market, the reform reduced the number of days worked (by 4.9%) and earnings (by 9.8%). Over 27 years of labour market career, yearly earnings losses amount to a persistent 7.3%
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It is part of: The Economic Journal, 2019, vol. 129, num. 620, p. 1693-1730
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ISSN: 0013-0133
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