2004
Volume 24, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0169-2216
  • E-ISSN: 2468-9424

Abstract

The profile of permanent and temporary contract workers: An investigation among Flemish school leavers

The profile of permanent and temporary contract workers: An investigation among Flemish school leavers

We investigate the employment (jobless – employed) and contractual (temporary – permanent) status of Flemish youngsters three months after leaving school by means of a bivariate censored probit model. Our results clearly show a division among school leavers. Some groups such as women, non-natives, individuals without work experience and/or driving licence and those entering the labour market during an economic downturn have a lower probability to find a job. Moreover, they often have a lower probability to get a permanent contract if they manage to find a job despite their disadvantageous profile. Although the type of the contract partly results from institutional differences, these contractual differences among school leavers also show up after controlling for firm size and sector of employment.

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