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Do we have to be afraid of the future world of work?

The current public debate in many developed countries about the future of paid employment is characterized by strong feelings of uncertainty. Studies emphasizing the potentially deep and severe impact of globalization and automation have nourished fears of significant job destruction … Continue reading

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Fixed-term contracts: Dead-end jobs or useful stepping stones? Video interview with Werner Eichhorst

Fixed-term contracts have become a major form of employment in Europe. While proponents regard them as an important stepping stone to permanent employment, critics deride them as dead-end jobs. Who is right? That depends on the institutional and economic environment, … Continue reading

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Explaining the Spanish labor market slump

With the reform of 1984, fixed-term contracts soared representing one-third of wage and salary workers in Spain. In contrast to permanent contracts, fixed-term contracts offer no severance pay, low benefits and wages, little human capital accumulation and high turnover. While … Continue reading

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