Working Papers, Department of Economics, Lund University
Temporary Jobs and On-the-Job Training in Sweden - A Negative Nexus?
Abstract: This paper investigates temporary jobs and on-the-job
training in the Swedish labour market during the 1990s. The analysis
focuses on how the incidence and the amount of OJT differ between workers
who hold temporary jobs vis-ā-vis workers who hold open-ended jobs. An
important aspect is also possible disparities between the genders, and
between native Swedes and foreign-born workers. The results show that the
incidence of OJT for temporary jobholders is lower than for corresponding
open-ended jobholders. However, conditional on a worker receives OJT, it is
not automatically the case that the amount of OJT is lower for all
temporary jobholders. Further, the amount of OJT received by female workers
is, in general, lower than for comparable male workers. Foreign-born
workers (regardless of gender) have a lower incidence of OJT, but
conditioned on that they receive OJT the amount is (for foreign born males
in particular) often higher than for Swedish-born workers.
Keywords: Temporary Jobs; On-the-Job Training; Incidence; Gender; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: J21; J40; J50; (follow links to similar papers)
18 pages, January 31, 2005
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