The Dynamics of Unemployment, Temporary and Permanent Employment in Italy

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


In recent years, temporary employment has risen in almost all European countries, and atypical contracts have been used to obtain labour market flexibility and to respond to the high level of European unemployment. The standard arrangement of Italian employees has traditionally been full-time, permanent, and characterized by a high degree of employment protection. However, recent labour market reforms1 have changed the institutional set-up, and atypical employment forms, among them temporary contracts, have been growing in importance.


Unobserved Heterogeneity Temporary Employment Individual Heterogeneity Temporary Contract Permanent Employment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsCentER, ReflecT, Tilburg UniversityLE TilburgThe Netherlands

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