Temporary Jobs and the Severity of Workplace Accidents

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Matteo Picchio

Polytechnic University of Marche

Jan C. van Ours

Tilburg University - Department of Economics; University of Melbourne - Department of Economics

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Date Written: August 2016

Abstract

From the point of view of workplace safety, it is important to know whether having a temporary job has an effect on the severity of workplace accidents. Using Italian data, we present an empirical analysis on the severity of workplace accidents by type of contract. We find that workers with a temporary contract, if subject to a workplace accident, were more likely to be confronted with severe injuries than permanent workers.

Suggested Citation

Picchio, Matteo and van Ours, Jan C., Temporary Jobs and the Severity of Workplace Accidents (August 2016). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11430, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2820085

Matteo Picchio (Contact Author)

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Jan C. Van Ours

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University of Melbourne - Department of Economics ( email )

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