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Title:Part-time work, fixed-term contracts, and the returns to experience PDF Logo
Authors:Fernández-Kranz, Daniel
Paul, Marie
Rodriguez-Planas, Nuria
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5815
Abstract:Using data from Spanish Social Security records, we investigate the returns to experience in different flexible work arrangements, including part-time and full-time work, and permanent and fixed-term contracts. We use a trivariate random effects model which consists of a three-equation system that is estimated simultaneously by Markov Chain Monte Carlo techniques. Our results indicate that there is a large pay gap for working part-time which persists many years after having resumed full-time work. We also find that working part-time involves lower returns to experience than standard full-time employment and thus a substantial negative wage differential for those employed part-time accumulates over time. Finally, we find that heterogeneity exist by contract type and motherhood status.
Subjects:fixed-term and permanent contracts
part-time employment
returns to experience of differential work histories
random effects models
MCMC
motherhood
JEL:J16
J24
J31
J41
C11
C33
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-201107042642
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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