Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/148501
Authors: 
Schnabel, Claus
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 276
Abstract: 
Low-wage employment has become an important feature of the labor market and a controversial topic for debate in many countries. How to interpret the prominence of low-paid jobs and whether they are beneficial to workers or society is currently an open question. The answer depends on whether low-paid jobs are largely transitory and serve as stepping stones to higher-paid employment, whether they become persistent, or whether they result in repeated unemployment. The empirical evidence is mixed, pointing to both stepping-stone effects and “scarring” effects (i.e. long-lasting detrimental effects) of low-paid work.
Subjects: 
low-wage employment
wages
stepping stone
state dependence
JEL: 
J30
J31
J21
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Document Type: 
Article

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