Statistical Methods & Applications

, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp 227–247 | Cite as

Modelling work history patterns in the Italian labour market

  • Elena FabriziEmail author
  • Alessio Farcomeni
  • Valerio Gatta


We focus on work histories of new entrants in 1998 in the Italian labour market. For workers in the private sector, we define a standard and three non-standard history patterns. We profile the workers through a mixed-effect multinomial logit model and show that certain features may be associated with the probability of belonging to one or the other category. Furthermore, we show that there are differential effects on wages associated with non-standard patterns. A closer look at best performing non-standard workers shows that even for them an early contractual stabilization may not always be expected.


Labour market Work history patterns Precariousness Proportional hazard regression Latent Markov quantile regression 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elena Fabrizi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alessio Farcomeni
    • 2
  • Valerio Gatta
    • 2
  1. 1.Universitá di TeramoTeramoItaly
  2. 2.Sapienza-Universitá di RomaRomeItaly

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