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Atypical Jobs: Stepping Stones or Dead Ends? Evidence from the NLSY79

Addison, J.T.; Cotti, C.; Surfield, C.J.

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C. Cotti

C.J. Surfield



Abstract

Atypical work arrangements have long been criticized as offering more precarious and lower paid work than regular open-ended employment. An important British paper by Booth et al. (Economic Journal, Vol. 112 (2002), No. 480, pp. F189–F213) was among the first to recognize such jobs also functioned as a stepping stone to permanent work. This conclusion proved prescient, receiving increased support in Europe. Here, we provide a broadly parallel analysis for the USA, where research has been less targeted on this issue. We report similar findings for temporary workers in the USA as found for fixed-term contract workers in Britain.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 7, 2013
Online Publication Date Dec 11, 2013
Publication Date Jan 1, 2015
Deposit Date May 27, 2014
Publicly Available Date May 28, 2014
Journal Manchester School
Print ISSN 1463-6786
Electronic ISSN 1467-9957
Publisher University of Manchester
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 83
Issue 1
Pages 17-55
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/manc.12052
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1431159

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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Addison, J. T., Cotti, C. D. and Surfield, C. J. (2013), Atypical Jobs: Stepping Stones or Dead Ends? Evidence from the NLSY79. The Manchester School., 83 (1): 17-55, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/manc.12052. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.





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