Non-standard Employment in Sweden
29 Pages Posted: 11 Jan 2021
Date Written: March 27, 2018
In Sweden, as in many other countries, marginal groups tend to be overrepresented in nonstandard employment. A decomposition of the employment rate of full-time workers on permanent contracts reveals that non-standard employment contributes to a substantially weaker labor market attachment for females and the foreign born than suggested by conventional employment figures alone. Our econometric analysis shows that the negative wage premia associated with fixed-term employment are considerably smaller in Sweden, both for natives and foreign born, than those that have been found for other countries. This may be due to a highly compressed wage structure and extensive coverage of collective bargaining in Sweden. On the whole, the type of fixed-term contract seems not to matter for the estimated wage premia.
Keywords: Fixed-Term Employment, Part-Time Employment, Labor Market Attachment, Wage Differentials
JEL Classification: J21, J31
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