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Transitions from temporary to permanent work in Canada: who makes the transition and why?

Transitions from temporary to permanent work in Canada: who makes the transition and why?

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Title: Transitions from temporary to permanent work in Canada: who makes the transition and why?
Author: Fang, Tony
MacPhail, Fiona
Abstract: The focus of this paper is on a microeconomic analysis of the annual transition rate from temporary to permanent work of individual workers in Canada for the period 1999-2004. Given that a large proportion of temporary employment is involuntary, an understanding of the factors associated with the transition to permanent work may inform public policy. Factors associated with the transition, namely, human capital, household structures and labour market segmentation are analyzed using data from the Statistics Canada's Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID) for the period 1999-2004, limited to paid workers aged 2-4 years, excluding students. Among the key factors associated with the transitions are younger age and low unemployment rates. The analysis adds to the Canadian and international literature on transitions from temporary to permanent work.
Subject: Canada
Labour market flexibility
Permanent jobs
Temporary
Transition rates
Type: Article
Rights: The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
http://www.springerlink.com/content/j24178163882887t/
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/6293
Published: Springer Verlag
Citation: Fang T., and F. MacPhail. (2008). Transitions from temporary to permanent work in Canada: who makes the transition and why? Social Indicators Research, 88(1), 51-74.
Date: 2008

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