Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/123807
Authors: 
Salvatori, Andrea
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Working Paper Series 2014-21
Abstract: 
In 2002, the United Kingdom implemented the EU directive mandating equal treatment of fixed-term and permanent workers. This paper uses eleven years of data from the Labour Force Survey to assess whether the new legislation has led to a decrease in the average wage gap between fixed-term and permanent workers. For women, there is no evidence of that. For men, the wage gap appears to have closed after 2002. However, this gap was falling even before 2002 and some evidence of changes in the selection of workers after the implementation of the Directive cast doubts on the extent to which the closing of the gap can be ascribed to the new legislation.
Subjects: 
fixed-term contracts
wage differentials
equal-treatment legislation
JEL: 
J3
J7
J41
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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