Non-Standard Employment and Quality of Work

The Case of Italy

  • Tindara Addabbo
  • Giovanni Solinas

Part of the AIEL Series in Labour Economics book series (AIEL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Tindara Addabbo, Giovanni Solinas
    Pages 1-21
  3. Non-Standard Employment, Labour Supply and Living Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Massimiliano Bratti, Stefano Staffolani
      Pages 25-37
    3. Andrea Neri, Martina Lo Conte, Piero Casadio
      Pages 39-52
    4. Tindara Addabbo, Donata Favaro
      Pages 53-75
  4. Non-Standard Employment, Workers’ Mobility and Labour Market Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Gianna Barbieri, Paolo Sestito
      Pages 79-103
    3. Federica Origo, Manuela Samek Lodovici
      Pages 105-125
  5. Part-Time Employment, Working Conditions and Job Attributes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Brendan J. Burchell
      Pages 175-188
    3. Sara Depedri
      Pages 189-203
    4. Giovanni Russo, Edwin van Hooft
      Pages 205-229
  6. Non-Standard Employment, Quality of Work and Firms’ Outcomes

About this book


The international literature on non-standard employment has mostly focussed on its impact on employment, and more recently on working and living conditions. This volume explores these issues with special reference to Italy. Italy is characterized by very low participation rates (particularly women’s), a high degree of fragmentation of labour contracts and a very intense non-standard work diffusion that make this context a particularly interesting case for analysis. New elements of discussion are provided with reference to the interaction of non-standard work, employment probability and living conditions. Interesting insights on the impact of non-standard work on the transition to stable employment and workers’ careers emerge, suggesting a possible failure of companies’ internal systems of work evaluation. The effects on labour productivity and on companies’ performance are analysed. Within this framework, a new perspective on quality of work is suggested.


Flexibility Gender Non-Standard Employment Quality of Work Working Time

Editors and affiliations

  • Tindara Addabbo
    • 1
  • Giovanni Solinas
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political EconomyUniversity of Modena and Reggio EmiliaModenaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Political EconomyUniversity of Modena and Reggio EmiliaModenaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Physica-Verlag HD
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-2105-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-2106-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1863-916X
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