Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/36028
Authors: 
Addison, John T.
Cotti, Chad D.
Surfield, Christopher J.
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 4444
Abstract: 
Atypical work arrangements have long been criticized as offering more precarious and lower paid work than regular open-ended employment. In an important paper, Booth et al. (2002) were among the first to recognize that notwithstanding their potential deficiencies, such jobs also functioned as a stepping stone to permanent work. This conclusion proved prescient and has received increasing support in Europe. In the present note, we provide a parallel analysis to Booth et al. for the United States - somewhat of a missing link in the evolving empirical literature - and obtain not dissimilar similar findings for the category of temporary workers as do they for fixed-term contract workers.
Subjects: 
Atypical work
temporary jobs
contracting/consulting work
regular open-ended employment
earnings development
JEL: 
J30
J40
J63
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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