La flessibilizzazione del mercato del lavoro italiano, conseguenze economiche ed occupazionali per le giovani coorti

Cutuli, Giorgio (2010) La flessibilizzazione del mercato del lavoro italiano, conseguenze economiche ed occupazionali per le giovani coorti. PhD thesis, Università di Trento.

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Partial and targeted labor market deregulation as undergone in Italy during the last two decades has created a strong cohort cleavage on the labor market as regards the risks of a precarious work career. In explaining the logics underlying the different kinds of labor market deregulation, the literature stresses the alternative between labor market adjustment based on wage inequality and job insecurity. Flexible and unequal labor markets in the English-speaking countries are opposed to the continental-European ones, where wage differentiation is limited but deregulation has been «at the margins». Notwithstanding the theoretical debate, there is still relatively little empirical evidence regarding the level of inequality in wages between «contingent» and «secure» work positions, especially in Italy, although, given the ongoing debate, one would expect a trade-off between job security and wage level to be operating. We use the SHIW panel 2004-2006, and the new 2004-2006 IT-SILC database, to provide an exhaustive, strongly empirical based analysis of the persistence of a clear and significant wage differential between contingent and secure work in Italy that parallels and adds to the job insecurity dimension. As regard methods, we apply FE panel models, statistical matching and multivariate analyses. Low wage and earnings transitions are analyzed using ECHP dataset and applying RE logit estimations. Moreover, the occupational consequences of atypical job (versus unemployment) are investigated applying statistical matching procedures on longitudinal Istat dataset (matrici di transizione). All our results confirm wage penalties and increased economic risks for temporary workers as a specific outcome of the «deregulation at the margins» of the Italian labour market.

Item Type:Doctoral Thesis (PhD)
Doctoral School:Sociology and Social Research (within the School in Social Sciences, till the a.y. 2010-11)
PhD Cycle:XXII
Subjects:Area 14 - Scienze politiche e sociali > SPS/09 SOCIOLOGIA DEI PROCESSI ECONOMICI E DEL LAVORO
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