nep-dcm New Economics Papers
on Discrete Choice Models
Issue of 2006‒12‒01
one paper chosen by
Philip Yu
Hong Kong University

  1. Labour market transitions in Italy: the effects of the Treu Law on flows from an atypical contract By SCIULLI DARIO

    Abstract: The aim of the paper is to estimate the flows from an atypical contract towards a new state, evaluating the effects of the Treu Law on them. Applying a standard Multinomial Logit model to the WHIP dataset, I find that some personal characteristics, job duration and number of previous atypical experiences explain the transition rates. After the introduction of the Treu Law, the transitions towards an atypical job are increased, both starting from an atypical contract and a non-working state. Furthermore, the paper analyzes the possibility of unobserved heterogeneity using a Random Effects MNL model. Policy recommendations include promotion of longer atypical contracts and assistance to disadvantages workers.
    Keywords: Labour market transitions, atypical jobs, Treu Law, random effects MNL model. JEL codes: J68, J60, C25, C33
    Date: 2006–04

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