The Quality of Temporary Work

  • Gianna Barbieri
  • Paolo Sestito
Part of the AIEL Series in Labour Economics book series (AIEL)


Temporary work has been an important component of employment growth in Italy since the early 1990s. This is not surprising as Italy has substantially removed the obstacles against the use of temporary workers (henceforth ‘temps’ for brevity), while maintaining the rather strict firing regulations applying to permanent ones.


Temporary Worker Temporary Position Labour Force Survey Temporary Employment Temporary Contract 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ministry of EducationStatistical UnitRomeItaly
  2. 2.Deputy Director Department for Structural Economic AnalysisBank of Italy, Banca d’ItaliaRomeItaly

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