Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/248578
Authors: 
Avram, Silvia
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Working Paper Series No. 2020-11
Publisher: 
University of Essex, Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), Colchester
Abstract: 
Using a combination of UKHLS and LFS data and a discrete time model, we test the hypothesis that unstable jobs with variable hours or pay enhance the job finding chances of the unemployed in the UK. We nd no evidence that the share of unstable jobs in the unemployed person's local labour market impacts on the probability to move into employment. This result holds both for men and women and for groups with low employability such as the low educated and the long-term unemployed. It is robust to alternative ways of de ning unstable jobs and to the inclusion of unobserved heterogeneity. Overall, ndings cast doubt on the importance of labour market exibility for employment creation.
Subjects: 
labour market exibility
economic insecurity
unemployment duration
discrete time models
JEL: 
I31
J64
J81
J88
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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