() and Urban Lindgren
Morgan Westéus: Department of Economics, Umeå School of Business and Economics, Postal: Umeå University, S 901 87 Umeå, Sweden
Urban Lindgren: Department of Geography and Economic History, Postal: Umeå University, S 901 87 Umeå, Sweden
Abstract: A person’s first experience of working life is not the individual’s actual first job, but rather the perception conveyed by their family and other reference groups. Using Swedish register data on young adults (aged 18-34), and controlling for personal characteristics, we find that individuals with family members or partners with work experience from the temporary agency sector are highly over-represented in the sector. The peer groups’ previous experience is also found to be among the most influential variables determining the relative probability that an individual will work in the temporary agency sector.
16 pages, First version: June 11, 2014. Revised: October 23, 2014.
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