Transitions Out of Casual Employment: The Australian Experience

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Hielke Buddelmeyer

Melbourne Institute; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Mark Wooden

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: December 22, 2010

Abstract

This paper uses longitudinal data to examine the extent to which casual employees, who account for almost 25 percent of all Australian employees, are able to access non-casual jobs in the future, and to contrast their experiences with that of other labor market participants. A dynamic mixed multinomial logit model of labor market states is estimated which reveals high rates of mobility from casual employment into non?casual employment. Among men, casual employees are found to be far more likely to make the transition into non-casual employment than otherwise comparable unemployed job seekers. For women, however, this is not the case.

Suggested Citation

Buddelmeyer, Hielke and Wooden, Mark, Transitions Out of Casual Employment: The Australian Experience (December 22, 2010). Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 50, Issue 1, pp. 109-130, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1732976 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-232X.2010.00627.x

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Mark Wooden

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research ( email )

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