Earnings, education, and fixed-term contracts
Brown, S. and Sessions, J. G., 2003. Earnings, education, and fixed-term contracts. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 50 (4), pp. 492-506.
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We explore the relationship between earnings, education, and fixed-term contracts using data from the 1997 British Social Attitudes Survey. We find that the log hourly wage of workers employed under such contracts is approximately 13% lower than that of their 'permanent' counterparts, even after controlling for a plethora of personal and job characteristics. Standard decompositions indicate that the vast majority of this differential (more than 70%) is attributable to price effects, which may reflect discrimination on the part of the employer. Such findings may, therefore, suggest that employment protection is appropriate for individuals employed under fixed-term contracts.
|Creators||Brown, S.and Sessions, J. G.|
|Departments||Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Social & Policy Sciences|
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Economics
|Additional Information||ID number: ISI:000185487300007|
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