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Temporary jobs in Ireland: does class influence job quality?
Layte, Richard; O'Connell, Philip J.; Russell, Helen
Fixed term and casual employment have become increasingly common in OECD countries in the last decade. Research suggests that non-permanent contracts are associated with lower job quality. This paper examines differentials in three indicators of job quality in Ireland: hourly wage, probability of training and level of autonomy. The paper also examines four hypotheses on job quality derived from transaction cost and insider-outsider theories which suggest an important interaction between social class position, non-permanent employment andjob quality. Results show that fixed term and casual contracts are associated with lower earnings, less training and lower autonomy.
Keyword(s): Social class; Temporary employment; Ireland; Contract jobs
Publication Date:
2008
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Citation(s): Layte, Richard; O'Connell, Philip J.; Russell, Helen. 'Temporary jobs in Ireland: does class influence job quality?'. - Economic & Social Review, Vol. 39, no. 2, Summer/Autumn, 2008, pp. 81?104, Dublin: Economic & Social Research Institute
Publisher(s): Economic & Social Studies
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