Part‐Time Work, Fixed‐Term Contracts, and the Returns to Experience

30 Pages Posted: 6 Jul 2015

See all articles by Daniel Fernández-Kranz

Daniel Fernández-Kranz

IE Business School

Marie Paul

University of Duisburg-Essen

Núria Rodríguez-Planas

City University New York (CUNY), Queens College; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Date Written: August 2015


Using data from Spanish Social Security records, we investigate the returns to experience for female workers in different flexible work arrangements. Our model consists of four random‐effects equations simultaneously estimated using Markov Chain Monte Carlo techniques. We find a large negative wage effect of working part‐time (PT), which differs by motherhood status and contract type. We also find that working PT involves lower returns to experience than standard full‐time employment and thus a substantial negative wage effect accumulates over time for those employed PT. Finally, our simulations reveal that working PT also raises the probability of working under a fixed‐term contract.

Suggested Citation

Fernandez-Kranz, Daniel and Paul, Marie and Rodriguez-Planas, Nuria, Part‐Time Work, Fixed‐Term Contracts, and the Returns to Experience (August 2015). Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 77, Issue 4, pp. 512-541, 2015, Available at SSRN: or

Daniel Fernandez-Kranz

IE Business School ( email )

c/ Mª de Molina, 11
Madrid, 28006
(0034) 915689600 (Phone)

Marie Paul (Contact Author)

University of Duisburg-Essen ( email )

Lotharstr. 65
Duisburg, 47057

Nuria Rodriguez-Planas

City University New York (CUNY), Queens College ( email )

65-30 Kissena Blvd
Flushing, NY 11367-1597
United States

HOME PAGE: http://

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Abstract Views
PlumX Metrics