Non-standard Employment in Sweden

Skedinger, Per (2018). "Non-standard Employment in Sweden". De Economist 166(4), 433–454.

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Per Skedinger

Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN); Linnaeus University - School of Business and Economics

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Date Written: March 31, 2018

Abstract

In Sweden, as in many other countries, marginal groups tend to be overrepresented in non-standard 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

Suggested Citation

Skedinger, Per, Non-standard Employment in Sweden (March 31, 2018). Skedinger, Per (2018). "Non-standard Employment in Sweden". De Economist 166(4), 433–454., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3725414

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