English, Article, Journal or magazine article edition: Is temporary employment a stepping stone for unemployed school leavers? C. GÖBEL; E. VERHOFSTADT

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  • Is temporary employment a stepping stone for unemployed school leavers?
Author
  • C. GÖBEL
  • E. VERHOFSTADT
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  • preprint
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  • Many school-leavers enter the labour market via temporary employment. In this paper we investigate the impact of a temporary employment spell at the start of the career on the transition rate into permanent employment. We compare the case of temporary employment to the hypothetical case of a direct transition from unemployment to permanent employment. In order to control for selective participation in temporary employment we include a large set of explanatory variables which have been especially collected to study school-leavers. We apply the AIC-information criterion to select the appropriate specification for unobserved heterogeneity. Based on the information criteria we conclude that given our data, there is no support for a model with selection in unobserved characteristics. Simulation exercises provide insights into the development of the effect of temporary employment over time. For a sample of unemployed Flemish school-leavers we find that in the short run temporary employment delays the school leaver’s transition to permanent employment. However, in the long run temporary employment acts as a stepping stone and decreases the duration until permanent employment.
  • temporary employment, school leavers, labour market policy
  • RePEc:rug:rugwps:08/​542
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  • English
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