The Quality of Temporary Work

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 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


  1. Accornero, A. (2006). San precario lavora per noi. Milano: Rizzoli.Google Scholar
  2. Acemoglu, D., & Pischke, J. (1999). Beyond becker: Training in imperfect labour market. Economic Journal, 109, 112–142. February.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Anastasia, B., Disarò, M. & Maurizio, D. (2004). Occupati stabili, mobili, temporanei in Veneto: misure di consistenza e di “lock in”. Veneto Lavoro, I tartufi, 16.Google Scholar
  4. Barbieri, G., & Sestito, P. (2008). Temporary workers in Italy: Who are they and where they end up? Labour, 22(1), 127–166.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Bassanini, A., Booth, A., Brunello, G., De Paola, M., & Leuven E. (2005 june 11). Workplace training in Europe. Report prepared for the seventh European conference of the Fondazione Rodolfo DeBenedetti, Venice.Google Scholar
  6. Ministry of Labour. (2006). Rapporto di monitoraggio sulle politiche occupazionali e del lavoro,
  7. OECD. (2002). Employment outlook. Paris: OECD.Google Scholar
  8. OECD. (2004). Employment outlook. Paris: OECD.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Pirrone, S., & Sestito, P. (2006). Disoccupati in Italia. Bologna: il Mulino.Google Scholar
  10. Sestito, P. (2002). Il mercato del lavoro in Italia. Com’è. Come sta cambiando. Roma-Bari: LaterzaGoogle Scholar
  11. Sestito, P. (2004). Compatibilità finanziarie ed effetti economici della legge Biagi. M. Tiraboschi (Ed.), La riforma Biagi del mercato del lavoro—Prime interpretazioni e proposte di lettura del d.lgs. 10 settembre 2003, n. 276. Il diritto transitorio e i tempi della riforma, Milano: Giuffré.Google Scholar
  12. Tronti, L., Ceccato, F., & Cimino, E. (2003). Measuring atypical jobs: Levels and changes. Rivista di statistica ufficiale, 1.Google Scholar
  13. Yun, M. S. (2004). Decomposing differences in the first moment. Economics Letters, 82(2), 275–328.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

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

Personalised recommendations